Oxford United visited the Oxford Children’s Hospital this afternoon to meet the patients and staff ahead of the Christmas holidays.
The players took along a fantastic selection of toys and games that they had purchased or which had been donated by generous fans over the last few weeks. It made for a great afternoon, as captain Curtis Nelson told us:
“It’s always a pleasure to come and see everyone and spend some time having a chat. There were some really moving stories about why some of the children were in hospital and if our visit just raises a smile or two then that’s great.”
Peter Rhoades-Brown, who once again organised the whole event told us:
“It’s always a day where the whole club joins together. It was great to have Pep and his squad plus players from the Women’s team with us this year alongside our new MD Niall McWilliams. Seeing the way that people on the wards and their loved ones have to deal with things really reminds you what Christmas is all about and it is an absolute honour to come and visit.
“I would like to thank the players and Darryl Eales for their generosity in helping with presents but also the fans. Every year we mention the visit and we get hundreds of toys and games dropped off at the stadium by supporters for us to deliver. We know times are hard this year but everyone has been so kind and I think it has been a wonderful effort from everyone associated with the club.”