Current Blazers Captain Dave Flett and his Brother Daniel have played for the team for some time now. Last October their beloved mother Fiona sadly lost her battle with cancer after spending her last few weeks under the care of Butterwick Hospice.
Dave and Daniel came through the Billingham youth ranks in the 90’s, where their mother Fiona as a very popular figure within the local Ice Hockey community.
Speaking about his mother’s passing Dave commented “Butterwicks Hospice did everything they could to ensure her last days were comforting, they offered tremendous support to myself and all the family, These people are amazing, from Nursing Staff, Receptionists, House Keepers, Volunteers and Doctors – They all deserve a lot of credit”.
Shortly after Fiona’s passing our friends at the Cleveland Comets reached out to Dave to help organise a charity game, both to pay respects to Fiona’s memory, and to help raise funds for Butterwick Hospice. The Blazers will be icing some “Guest Players” who the Billingham faithful will recognise, alongside current Blazers players. The game is free to enter, but donation buckets will be scattered around the rink, so please give kindly.
If you can spare a minute of your time and would like to donate online you can visit the Just giving page set up for the game.
You can learn more about the great work
done by Butterwick Hospice Care here