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West Ham players spread Christmas cheer at Newham University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:14 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 07 December 2017

West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband.

West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband.

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West Ham players spread some Christmas cheer yesterday by paying a visit to sick children in Newham University Hospital and handing out festive gifts.

West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband. West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband.

The excited youngsters at the children’s Rainbow Centre met Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram and were given the presents which were wrapped in team’s colour of claret and blue.

The annual traditional yuletide visit brought smiles to the faces of the young children and the medics looking after them, who the players gave chocolates to.

Michail, this year’s Hammer of the Year player, said: “It’s very important for us to spread some Christmas cheer.

“Being in hospital over Christmas is not nice, so it’s important that we can bring a smile or a bit of laughter to their faces.

“I’m a father myself and with my first son he was in hospital over Christmas because he was born six weeks early, so I know how the parents are feeling over this time.

“Hopefully some of these kids can get out of hospital before Christmas, but for the ones that don’t, hopefully the gifts we’ve brought along can help them through their tough time.”

Zainab Yussuf, nurse in charge at the hospital, added: “We were so pleased to host West Ham United - it’s such a lovely treat for our patients and gives them a chance to forget about their treatment and being in hospital for a short while.

“A big thank you to the players for coming and for the chocolates for all our staff too. We’re looking forward to having them next year already.”

West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband. West Ham footballers Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited children at Newham Hospital. Pic credit: Avril Husband.

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