Oldham Athletic spread festive cheer at The Royal Oldham Children's Ward

Oldham Athletic visit to children's unit
Oldham Athletic spread festive cheer at The Royal Oldham Children's Ward
19 December 2018

Oldham Athletic FC players and staff have helped to spread a bit of festive cheer with a visit to the children’s ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Owner, Abdallah Lemsagam, Manager, Frankie Bunn and a number of first team players took some time out of their busy schedules to visit the ward’s children and staff.

A number of presents were given out to all the brave youngsters on the ward by the Lactics players and staff, and there were also some special treats given to the hospital staff as a show of appreciation for all their hard work, especially at this time of year.

Manager, Frankie Bunn, said: “It’s a special time of year, not just for family and friends, but also for those that are unfortunately in hospital. It was great to give presents out to the children and see so many smiling faces.

“It’s also nice to give something to the hospital staff as well, because they are the unsung heroes. It’s a tough shift for them during this time, but they are all in good spirits and it’s great that people care for the children that are less fortunate than ourselves.”

Penny Martin, Divisional Managing Director for the Women and Children’s Division at The Royal Oldham Hospital, said: “It was an honour for the hospital to welcome the players, Manager and staff from Oldham Athletic FC to the children’s ward. Thank you so much to the players and staff for taking time out from their busy schedules to visit the children and staff on the ward.

“The Christmas gifts were a wonderful surprise for both the children and our staff, and the visit has definitely helped to spread a bit of Christmas cheer around the ward.”

To view photos from the Oldham Athletic Visit to the Children's Ward, have a look at the Latics gallery on their website.