A FORMER Wycombe Wanderers midfielder has agreed to become an ambassador for Thames Hospice.

Scott Davies, who had two spells at Adams Park in the early 2010s, is currently the player-manager at Slough Town, which have done work with the charity.

This includes having regular visits to see what the cause does whilst finding out more about their work.

A successful charity match day in March dedicated to the charity saw the football team wear Thames Hospice branded special green strip, a raffle and an auction which along with bucket collections raised £4,000 for the Hospice.

Davies, who was born in Aylesbury, and started his career at Reading, said: “You’d expect a hospice to be quiet and miserable but just walking through the doors, it’s so vibrant.

“It’s such a friendly place.

“To be honest it’s blown my mind.

“During my visits, I met two families here and just feel so grateful for spending some time with them.

“It was so powerful. I drove home in tears and rang my wife to tell her what a huge impact it’d had on me.

“Having been to visit Thames Hospice before the match, it gave me an extra edge as a player and manager. I wanted us to win more than any other match.

“Whereas, if I hadn’t visited before the game I probably would have wondered by I was wearing the shirt.

“It made me realise there are people much worse off than you and it had such a positive impact on me.”

The 36-year-old believes there is a ‘strong personal connection’ with the charity and is thrilled at the flourishing relationship between Thames Hospice and Slough Town.

It’s that connection with the community that meant Scott had no hesitation in accepting the invitation to become an ambassador for the charity.

After the success of the dedicated match day in March, which saw the season’s biggest crowd of 1,400, Scott is looking forward to building the bond.

He added: “I genuinely care about what the Hospice does and I’d like all the players to come and visit to understand it too.

“I’d tell any local business to get involved and my advice would be, don’t wait.

““I wish I’d known about Thames Hospice sooner.

If we can help to get the message out there, then I think many more people in the community will want to get stuck in and support the Hospice.”

Layla Pipe, Community Fundraiser at Thames Hospice, says, “We are delighted to have the support of Scott Davies as an official Ambassador of Thames Hospice and to be partnering with Slough Town FC. We are very much looking forward to working alongside Scott, to raising awareness of the Hospice in the local community we are both proud to serve.”

He played 27 times for the Chairboys, scoring six times.