Stevenage FC players spread Christmas cheer to sick children at Lister Hospital

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team and youth players hand out Christmas presents on the children'

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team and youth players hand out Christmas presents on the children's ward at the Lister hospital - Credit: Archant

First team footballers from Stevenage FC spread some Christmas cheer to sick children last night at the town’s Lister Hospital.

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team and youth players hand out presents and meet Neeko Heath, 9 on

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team and youth players hand out presents and meet Neeko Heath, 9 on the children's ward at the Lister hospital - Credit: Archant

The annual visit, organised by the Stevenage FC Supporters Association, saw the club’s Chris Day, Mark Hughes, Jamie McCombe, Fraser Franks, Adam Marriott, Rohdell Gordon, Dale Gorman, Dipo Akinyemi and Ryan Johnson all on hand to dish out presents and pose for pictures at the Bluebell Ward and children’s A&E department.

The players, who were join by first team coach Darren Sarll, mascot Boro Bear and a number of academy scholars, also offered up pizza which was supplied by Papa Johns.

Goalkeeper Chris Day said: “It was a real pleasure for us to visit the Lister and meet youngsters and their families. Each year is a humbling experience as we meet many children who find themselves in hospital during the festive period.

“Fortunately we encountered lots of smiling faces during our visit and we hope our presents and pizza went some way to bringing joy to both the youngsters and of course the hard-working nurses and staff.

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team player Fraser Franks play with children on the children's ward

Boro bear and Stevenage FC first team player Fraser Franks play with children on the children's ward at the Lister hospital - Credit: Archant


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“We wish them all a very Merry Christmas and good health.”

A club spokesman also thanked Claire Hickey and Jackie Berners from the supporters association for organising the event.

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