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Norwich City players visit children at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 14:11 09 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:11 09 December 2016

Norwich City players at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City players at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City Football Club

Some of Norwich City’s most well known players visited the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to meet children on the wards and hand out goody-bags.

Ivo Pinto, Nelson Oliveira, Cameron Jerome, Michael McGovern and Martin Olsson spent an afternoon visiting the Buxton Ward at the hospital as part of a series of hospital events arranged by Norwich City Football Club and the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).

The visits are annual Christmas events funded by the Norwich City first-team squad, with this year vouchers being donated to the hospitals.

The players were joined by CSF’s mascot Sportasaurus and they spent their time meeting all of the children, having pictures taken and handing out special goody-bags to everyone.

There are also planned visits to the James Paget Hospital and to the children’s hospice at Quidenham run by EACH to mark the brilliant work all three hospitals do for children’s care in Norfolk.

A spokesperson for the club said: “This week’s visit is one of three annual events the players undertake ahead of Christmas – visiting those children who find themselves in hospital at this time of year.

“The players group together to fund a donation to each of the hospitals and the EACH hospice at Quidenham, which all do such brilliant work for children’s care in Norfolk.”


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