Members of the Stevenage Football Club first team squad made their Christmas Hospital visit last Thursday (20th December) to pass on their best wishes to families at the Lister during the festive period.
The Boro players took gifts for the children and took time to speak to everyone, even if a few were a little shy at first! There were well as an array of Subway sandwiches for children, parents and staff to enjoy.
Goalkeeper Chris Day was one of the group that made the trip, and speaking to the website he told us “It’s never nice to see children in hospital – especially at Christmas – but it is always humbling to see so many smiles and such bravery amongst the ward.
“It is also a time to thank nurses and the staff for all their sterling work that they put in and I am pleased to report that there were lots of smiles and happy faces and lots of people looking forward to Christmas.”
Captain Mark Roberts also spoke of the importance of the visit, telling us "it's just a little way of us giving something back, and also to say thank you to the nurses for all of their hard work throughout the year. Nobody wants to be in hospital at this time of year so if we can go in and brighten up their day during the festive period
The club would like to thank all of those who took part in the visit, including Claire Hickey for her excellent work in arranging the trip, Jacky Berners for the gifts that were given to the children and also Kevin Coleman for coming along and taking photos.