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10 December 2018

Town players spread some festive joy

Town players started the week of Christmas hospital visits with trips to St Elizabeth Hospice and Ipswich Hospital earlier today.

Emyr Huws, Jordan Roberts and Tom Adeyemi delivered gifts to patients at St Elizabeth before Cole Skuse, Dean Gerken and Gwion Edwards handed out presents to the children at Ipswich Hospital.

“Christmas is such a joyous period for so many people so it must be really tough for families that are sat in hospitals around this time,” Cole told the Club website.

“But it’s a brilliant thing for us to put smiles on their faces, albeit it for a short period of time. Football is secondary when it comes to something like children’s health and these trips certainly put things into perspective.

“All three of my children were born prematurely so I empathise with these parents. My wife is diabetic so the pregnancies weren’t as straight forward as they could have been and that meant all three of my kids had short spells in hospital just after they were born.

“It wasn’t a nice thing at all, being in hospital, so I hope that our time and the gifts we’ve handed out have helped the families in a small way – it’s the least we can do.”

Town’s Christmas visits continue tomorrow and Wednesday with trips to Colchester Hospital, EACH, St Nicholas Hospice and West Suffolk Hospital.

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