Players from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club treated young patients to a festive surprise at The Princess Alexandra Hospital today (Thursday, 19 December).
Moussa Sissoko, Michel Vorm, Juan Foyth and Oliver Skipp visited the Dolphin Ward (children's ward) to deliver early Christmas presents on behalf of the club.
Children - including young football fans - had the chance to meet the players and enjoy some Christmas cheer. The players also met our children's ward team (pictured).
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm said: "I have children myself - I know, especially in situations where kids are in the hospital, it's great if you can put a smile on their faces.
"Not all kids love football - but they all love presents! It was fantastic to share that good feeling with the children and their parents at The Princess Alexandra Hospital."
Fiona Lodge, head of children's services and nursing, said: "It was truly magical for our young patients to meet the Tottenham Hotspur players.
"We are so grateful to the club for taking the time to visit us and for bringing some festive football spirit to our ward."
Notes to editors:
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was established in April 1995 and provides services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping. We have an annual income of around £236,700 million. We have 414 general and acute beds at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and provide a full range of general acute services, including a 24/7 emergency department, an intensive care unit, a maternity unit and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We also provide outpatient and diagnostic services from the Herts and Essex Hospital, Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.
We employ around 3,500 staff and serve a local population of about 350,000 people living in West Essex and East Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.