A FORMER footballer is showing his support for a hospice that cared for his daughter.

Sir Geoff Hurst is backing the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, in Reading, as it looks to recruit more nurses.

The charity provided end of life support for his daughter Claire and now him, former rugby league player Jamie Peacock MBE, and Malin Andersson have joined forces with Sue Ryder Nurses, patients currently receiving palliative care and loved ones of past patients to launch the ‘We are Sue Ryder’ campaign.

It aims to raise awareness of the critical recruitment need for palliative care nurses across the UK.

Sir Geoff Hurst said: “Sue Ryder Nurses mean an awful lot to me.

“They made sure Claire was as comfortable as possible which gave us precious time together as a family at the end of her life.

“I want to appeal to nurses and nursing assistants to find out more about a career with Sue Ryder so that more families can receive the care and compassion that we did, when it matters most.”

You can watch the Sue Ryder campaign on Youtube here.