Tangerines spread Christmas cheer in children’s ward

Blackpool footballers Andy, Armand, Jamille and Kelvin with Lexi-Rose

Blackpool footballers Andy Taylor, Armand Gnanduillet, Jamille Matt and Kelvin Mellor with two year-old patient, Lexi-Rose

PLAYERS from Blackpool FC visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s children’s’ ward this week.

The squad, who came bearing gifts, spread some Christmas cheer to the ward’s sick children.

Goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, said: “It is the least we can do. It’s very unfortunate situation to be in hospital especially at this time of year, so if we can brighten someone’s day, we will.”

The team gave out a host of Blackpool FC souvenirs and even left some goodies for other children who may come into hospital soon.

Striker Jamille Matt added: “It is never nice to be in hospital. I have a little one myself so if we can offer a little support it’s great to do so.”

The staff were happy that the team took the time to call in.

Play worker, Hayley Nuttall, said: “I’d like to thank the club for thinking of us once again.

“They kindly come to see us every year and the gifts they brought really did make the children’s day.”

The squad with pediatric staff

Some of the squad with pediatric staff

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