Aston Villa FC players, including Captain John Terry, stopped by Birmingham Children’s Hospital yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) to help spread festive cheer with young people, staff and families.
Over 20 squad members took time out to spend time on Wards 5, 7, 10 and 15 along with the Oncology Outpatients and Play and Admissions Centre. They signed autographs, posed for photographs and gave out early Christmas presents.
Emma Eardley, Deputy Manager and Senior Play Specialist for Play and Youth Services, said:
“It’s always a highlight of the year when we welcome the Aston Villa players into our hospital. It gives our children and families a real lift, especially those who will be spending the Christmas period with us.
“We’d like to thank everyone at the club who helped make the visit happen and also for their support for our Out To Play Appeal. It was fantastic to see the excitement and happiness that came from our young people meeting their football heroes.”
For more information about Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s Out To Play Appeal, visit: bch.org.uk/outtoplay, email [email protected] or call 0121 333 8506.