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22 December 2017

Town players in visits to local hospitals and hospices

Town players have been visiting the local hospitals and hospices this month to deliver presents and interact with patients.

The players were split into groups as they visited the children’s wards at West Suffolk Hospital; Ipswich Hospital and Colchester Hospital, as well as visits to St Nicholas Hospice; St Elizabeth Hospice and East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) over the course of the week to deliver some festive joy.

The players donate money to buy individual presents for the patients as well as communal presents for the ward’s play rooms.

The players hand-deliver the presents to the children as they go from bed-to-bed, whilst taking part in activities and interacting with the children.

A special thank you must go to Hughes Electrical and East of England Co-op who provided electrical gifts and food items from the money donated by the players.

It’s never nice to see people in hospital at any time, especially kids but at Christmas it always seems worse,” Luke Chambers told the Club website.

“Everyone wants to be with their families at this time of the year but you never know what is in front of you in life.

“Obviously the strongest people are the ones that deal with difficult times day in, day out and keep moving forward. We see a lot of people like that when we visit the hospitals and hospices. They have our admiration.

“If we can put a smile on the face of just one person when we make those visits, then it’s worth it. At the end of the day, we are just normal guys trying to help out the best we can.”

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