Footballers spread festive cheer at Colchester General Hospital children’s ward

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, To

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, Tom Lapslie, Kane Vincent-Young, Luke Prosser. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Top players from Colchester United Football Club took time out of training to visit young patients in hospital this festive season.

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, To

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, Tom Lapslie, Kane Vincent-Young, Luke Prosser. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Tom Lapslie, Kane Vincent-Young, Luke Prosser and Sam Walker were among the footballers who took a trip to the children’s unit at Colchester General Hospital on Tuesday.

The sport stars handed out gifts to poorly youngsters, signed autographs and chatted to parents and staff during the club’s traditional Christmas visit to the ward.

Colchester United mascot Eddie the Eagle also went along to raise a smile on the families’ faces.

The children’s unit consists of a ward, assessment centre, elective care unit and outpatient department, and serves children from babies to the age of 16 from all over Colchester, Tendring and Halstead and the Colne Valley.

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, To

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, Tom Lapslie, Kane Vincent-Young, Luke Prosser. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


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Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, To

Emily Wilding with players from Colchetser United. L-R Brennan Dickenson, Doug Loft, Sam Walker, Tom Lapslie, Kane Vincent-Young, Luke Prosser. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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