West Ham United players visit Newham University Hospital
PUBLISHED: 15:03 22 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:17 22 December 2016
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West Ham United stars have helped spread some Christmas cheer at Newham University Hospital.
Winston Reid, Adrian, Simone Zaza, Michail Antonio, Ashley Fletcher and Pedro Obiang brought smiles to the faces of young children when they paid a special visit to the hospital, in Glen Road, Plaistow, on Tuesday.
The players handed over claret and blue gifts and posed for pictures as part of the club’s yearly tradition to visit the hospital just before Christmas.
Defender Winston Reid said: “It’s tough when it’s kids and you can see them struggling.
“It’s nice that we can put a smile on their face by coming into the room and giving them a gift.
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Michail Antonio and Ashley Fletcher with one of the children
Pedro Obiang and Simone Zaza pay children a visit at Newham University Hospital
Winston Reid gives one of the children some company
Simone Zaza and Adrian handed one child a West Ham yearbook
Ashley Fletcher and Pedro Obiang signing autographs for children at the hospital
Simone Zaza and Adrian read the West Ham yearbook with one of the children
Adrian, Simone Zaza, Michail Antonio, Winston Reid, Ashley Fletcher and Pedro Obiang of West Ham United, visit Newham Hospital to distribute gifts
Simone Zaza helping one of the young children get about
Michail Antonio, Adrain, Pedro Obiang and Simone Zaza pose with children for a picture on their visit
“It’s something we have always been good at and this is a tradition.
“Being a father myself, I know how important it is for children.”
Goalkeeper Adrian added: “It has been a pleasure to visit the young patients at Newham Hospital and bring a Christmas sparkle to them.
“For us, it is great that we have been able to give out gifts and sign autographs which put a big smile on all of their faces.”