Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 3°C

Five-day forecast

West Ham provide Christmas cheer to youngsters

West Ham football players with Jordan Samuel,centre,at Richard House, Beckton. West Ham football players with Jordan Samuel,centre,at Richard House, Beckton.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
5:40 PM

Players from West Ham brought some festive cheer to their supporters with a visit to Richard House Children’s Hospice on Wednesday.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Patron of the charity, Mark Noble, brought along teammates Joey O’Brien, Momo Diamé, Ricardo Vaz Tê and goalkeeper Adrian to hand out presents to the children and young adults, take part in colouring in exercises and posed for pictures.

The hospice, in Richard House Drive, Beckton, helps those who are at risk of death from a life-limiting health conditions and provides support to families.

West Ham have been supporters of the charity since 2000, making annual Christmas trips.

Midfielder Mark Noble said: “I’ve been coming since I was 16 as I grew up around the corner in Beckton.

“The staff does such amazing work so it’s great to be able to give something back.”

Defender Joey O’Brien said: “It’s an incredible experience to come here and spend time with the kids and the staff who work here.”

Viv Talbot, community fundraising manager at Richard House, added: “It was great to have so many West Ham stars bringing festive cheer at Richard House.

“The day was a special one for children, young adults and families and demonstrates West Ham’s continued commitment to supporting the hospice.”

Share this article

Most Read News

Three face trial after East Ham killing

Three face trial for East Ham killing

Read full story »


   Local advertisers

More news

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all