Players from Reading Football club scored a hat trick when they visited Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Lion, Dolphin and Kempton children’s wards to spread a little Christmas cheer.
“It was great having the footballers in, they really helped brighten my day and I really appreciated the effort they went to.” Sophia Lunn, aged 16 years shared.
Captain, Paul McShane said: “We really look forward to visiting the children’s ward at the Royal Berkshire Hospital each Christmas.
“It’s our pleasure to have the chance to meet the children, we appreciate some are having a really tough time and so it’s great if we can help put a smile on their face, particularly at this time of year!”
Chris Gunter, Reading FC’s vice-captain added: “It’s something we do every year as a Football Club and I think it’s important. If we can bring a couple of presents and make people’s day for an hour or two, then I think being so close to the community, as the club are, it’s really important.
“If we can bring a toy and make one or two of their days and bring a smile to their face, it’s great. It’s something we always do and we enjoy doing it as well.”
Every year, Captain, Paul McShane holds a collection among the players to fund the presents they brought to RBH yesterday, Reading FC also added their thanks to Smyths for their kind toy donations for the visit.
21 December 2017