The Amazon Ward at Peterborough City Hospital received a special visit from players and the management team at Peterborough United Football Club who handed out gifts and spent time with the children.
Also on hand were mascots Peter Burrows and Mick the Skip who provided entertainment for the children, their families and staff on the ward.
Each child on the ward was given a present that had been donated by Serpentine Green.
Zoe Wilkinson, Play Specialist Coordinator, said: “The visit from Peterborough United always creates excitement on the ward. We cannot thank Steve Coulson and Serpentine Green enough for their continuous donations and for the time that the players and management team give to each patient on the ward.”
Players Ivan Taney, Marcus Maddison, Rhys Bennett, Louis Reed, Aaron Chapman and Captain Alex Woodyard were in attendance and spent over an hour with the youngsters.
Woodyard said: “It’s something that I have done at my previous clubs, but this is the first time that I have been on this visit with Peterborough United. It’s an extremely important thing to do and hopefully we have put smiles on a few faces.”
A club spokesman said: “We have been visiting the Amazon Ward for many years now, but every year it makes you appreciate the impact that the players and the mascots make on the youngsters present. We hope that they were able to smile and liked their presents. As usual, I would like to thank Steve Coulson from Serpentine Green for purchasing the presents and wrapping them, it really is appreciated by everyone.”