Huge thank you to fans who donated toys and games for today's visit to the hospital
The whole Oxford United playing squad took time off from their preparations for Saturday’s game at Bury to visit the patients and staff at the Oxford Children’s Hospital this afternoon.
The players donated a year’s worth of DVDs for the wards while they were given armloads of toys, games, arts and crafts to give the to the children as they went around. This was down to the generosity of the fans who once again brought in an unbelievable amounts of toys and game as donations for those who may, sadly, be in hospital at Christmas.
Winger Alex MacDonald told us:
“It is always nice to put a few smiles on faces at Christmas and we hope that everyone we met gets well and gets home in time for Christmas Day. It was unbelievable to see how many toys and games the fans had given: a fantastic effort and so typical of their generosity.”
Peter Rhoades-Brown who organised the trip once again this year said:
“The players were fantastic. They stayed longer than scheduled because they were playing a game of FIFA on one of the TVs against two young lads who have been pretty ill. But everywhere we went you could see the great response from the children and we want to thank every single fan who made the effort to bring in games and toys. It is such a great thing every year and our best wishes are with the kids, and the staff that we met today who do such a brilliant job in Oxford.”