Charlton Athletic Football Club delivers festive cheer to sick children on Safari Ward
The Trust had a special visit this week from Charlton Athletic Football club; the 30 players delivered Christmas cheer and presents to all the sick children on Safari Ward at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.
The footballers also visited the outpatients and children’s emergency department at the Trust to the surprise of all the patients, signing autographs taking pictures and giving out gifts. David Eaton, Senior Play Specialist at SLHT said “The footballers’ visit was fantastic this year the whole team came to the ward, we are very grateful that the players took the time to come and speak to the children and give them a present. These types of visits really help brighten up the children’s stay in hospital in the run-up to Christmas”.
Nina Downham, Ward Manager at SLHT said “All the children and staff at the Trust were all very pleased with their visit, there is always a lovely atmosphere when the players come in, it really does put smiles on everyone’s faces especially the children and we are still talking about it”.
South London Healthcare NHS Trust would like to say big “thank you” to Charlton Athletic for the visit and their gifts, the players are a real credit to our local community.
The picture above shows Charlton Athletic footballers with Abdul Bah age 11
The picture below shows the Charlton Athletic football team, with SLHT Ward Manager Nina Downham and Safari Ward Children