West Ham player Patrice Evra suprises children at Newham University Hospital with Easter eggs
PUBLISHED: 11:39 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:45 03 April 2018
West Ham footballer Patrice Evra surprised patients and staff at Newham University Hospital by turning up in an Easter Bunny costume to give children Easter eggs last week.
The left-back rocked up to the hospital armed with chocolate treats having not told anyone of his planned visit.
Afterwards he tweeted: “What a day. I just want to say thanks to the kids and staff at hospital who do incredible work.
“Easter is for happiness, family, sharing and chocolate. I love this bunny and I always love this game!”
A video he posted online shows Evra handing out Easter eggs from a large trolly he is wheeling around the wards.
The veteran defender, who has won trophies in England, France and Italy plus a Champions League title with Manchester United, signed for West Ham in February after having his contract terminated by Marseille after he kicked a supporter in the head before a Europa League tie against Portuguese side Vitoria.
Alison Greene, children’s matron at Newham’s Rainbow Centre, said: “It was so kind of Patrice to make time to visit, bringing a huge smile and lots of laughs.
“Patrice truly made Easter eggstra special for our children and their families, as well as our dedicated staff working over the Bank Holiday weekend. All of us here at Newham are very grateful.”