Newcastle United players were accompanied by manager Steve Bruce as they visited youngsters at the RVI hospital in Newcastle ahead of the festive period.
Most of the first-team squad were present during yesterday’s visit, while players from the U-23 and women’s teams were also in attendance to spread joy and deliver presents to young fans who will spend Christmas in hospital this year.
Here’s a brilliant clip from their visit to the RVI yesterday:
Magpies boss Steve Bruce said this on the visit:
“If you can brighten up somebody’s day who is not well then that is a gift in itself.
“I’ve just sat with a little lad who’s first two years of his life have been in hospital. He’s had a heart transplant already and he’s waiting for a kidney, which he’s getting off his dad.
“So if we can brighten his day a little bit, it just goes to show how lucky we are to have fit and healthy children and grandchildren.”
Visiting the city’s hospital goes a long way towards boosting the morale of children who are suffering most in Newcastle, and gestures from players such as these don’t cost a penny yet go a long way towards making a real positive difference.
Fair play to Steve Bruce and every player that took part in the visit to the RVI.
The full gallery of photographs can be found on nufc.co.uk, and many players have tweeted out their support for the young fans following Tuesday’s visit: