Players from London Irish Rugby Club scored a try with patients, visitors and staff when they popped into spread a little Christmas cheer yesterday, 21 December.
Conor Gilsenan (Flanker) and Jebb Sinclair (Back Row) spent the afternoon chatting to patients and handing out London Irish goodies.
Old and young were thrilled by the visit; Haseeb Khan, aged 7 from Reading, a sports fanatic, and Andy Bowskill also from Reading and an avid rugby fan were both delighted to receive a signed rugby ball.
Sharon Herring, Director of Nursing for Networked Care, escorted the players and gave them an overview of both the Therapies gym and Children’s wards where Conor and Jebb visited, along with their mascot Digger. Sharon said: “It was such a treat for our patients to have the opportunity to chat to Conor and Jebb. Patients in the physiotherapy gym rarely receive visits, so this created a lot of excitement and a real buzz.
“And, the children loved meeting the players, and Digger, the mascot. One child challenged Conor to a few games on the Wii, and thoroughly enjoyed himself.
“We’d like to thank the players for taking the time to come to visit our patients and bring them some Christmas presents. I know that the patients and the staff really enjoyed seeing them”.
Thank you, London Irish, Jebb, Conor and Digger. #HospitalHeroes