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Reds Players Bring Christmas Cheer To Hospital

Thursday December 19 2013

PLAYERS from Barnsley Football Club have brought some festive cheer to children at Barnsley Hospital.

The club's first team squad, which included 24 players, visited the hospital's children's ward on Tuesday to hand out presents and pose for photos.

One player even dressed up as Santa and a number of patients and staff were given photo opportunities with their favourite players.

Some of the squad also paid a visit to the special care baby unit - where premature or sick babies are looked after - to speak to parents and staff.

A spokesman for Barnsley Hospital said: "It was fantastic to have the players pay a visit - the kids loved it and so did the parents!

"We're really grateful to the club and all the players for the presents they gave and for showing such an interest in our patients and staff."

Martin Cranie, captain at Barnsley, said: "The lads wanted to show their appreciation for all the hard work staff and nurses carry out at the hospital.

"It's never easy spending time in hospital, let alone at this time of year, so it's good for the lads to give something back to those who might have to be away from their families at Christmas time."

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Reply Posted by Claire Healey on Thursday December 19 2013 at 11:35
Jake had a great time with Barnsley Football club. on tuesday.

Reply Posted by jonathan on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:34
My little brother really appreciated the barnsley fc coming and seeing him whilst he was in hospital
thanks barnsley fc

Reply Posted by Lol on Friday December 20 2013 at 14:16
Yeah wonder how much they got paid to go there. Bet try didn't buy the presents out of the massive amount of money they earn too. Crap club anyway. They won't do anything unless someone comes in, sacks the WHOLE squad ad spends money on players who can actually play the game. Without investment and complete overhaul the team will go down and down

Reply Posted by Andy G on Friday December 20 2013 at 19:39
Lol, you are a full on mongtard! How can u slag footballers off for visiting sick children at hospital? You must complain about everything! A bet your a right laff

Reply Posted by Lol on Sunday December 22 2013 at 21:20
I'm not a mongtard at all. They don't visit the poor kids out of the goodness of their hearts you know. They get paid to go and visit them. If they were nice honest living people they'd do it anyway and buy them gifts all year round. Go figure

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