AFC Bournemouth’s Simon Francis is helping schools to prevent infection.
He has been appointed ‘Player Ambassador’ for an infection prevention schools project with Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth.
The hospital's ‘Bug Busters’ initiative will see the right-back, who signed a new three year contract at the Goldsands Stadium last week, working alongside Nuffield Health infection prevention expert Chris Tickner and the head of AFC Bournemouth’s Community Trust, Steve Cuss, to educate school children about preventing the spread of germs and bacteria.
Hospital director David Mcnair said: “We are so delighted Simon Francis has chosen to support Nuffield Health Bournemouth’s new ‘Bug Busters’ initiative for local schools. We know he has thousands of young fans out there who will be very inspired by what he has to say which will be critical in educating children about how to stop the spread of infection.”
Simon Francis of AFC Bournemouth said: “I’m over the moon to be associated with such an important initiative and pleased to be working with Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth to make a difference in the local area.
“I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road with Chris and the Bug Busters team, and I really hope I can help make a difference throughout the scheme.”
The Bug Busters programme, which launches in October this year, will provide local schools with a series of free workshops and interactive football games focussed on how to prevent germs and bacteria spreading and causing sickness, which can greatly impact on a child’s performance at school.
Schools interested in finding out more about the sessions are invited to contact Steve Cuss at AFC Bournemouth on01202 726342, or to contact the hospital’s friendly customer services team on 01202 702830.