Exeter Chiefs trio surprise families with story-telling session

12 Mar 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

Exeter Chiefs trio Joe Simmonds, Jack Maunder and Tom O’Flaherty surprised families from Children’s Hospice South West with an evening story time session from Maunder’s own book. 

The players popped up unexpectedly via Zoom to read bedtime stories to children with life-limiting conditions and their families who are cared for by their local hospice, as well as bereaved families who still have strong links with their hospice. 

Reading Maunder’s motivational kids’ book ‘Bounce Back Jack’, the story-telling session was organised as part of Premiership Rugby Partner Gallagher’s Tackling Tomorrow Together initiative. 

Afterwards, the group chatted about the players’ personal experiences of times when they have overcome setbacks and shown resilience.