West Ham provide Christmas cheer to youngsters
- Credit: Archant
Players from West Ham brought some festive cheer to their supporters with a visit to Richard House Children’s Hospice on Wednesday.
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.
You may also want to watch:
“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.”
- 1 'Dangerous and predatory' Newham man found guilty of child sex assault
- 2 Take a peek inside The Boleyn Tavern as it prepares to welcome punters
- 3 Seven charged after police crackdown on alleged county lines
- 4 Met launches summer operation as teen killings surge
- 5 Investigation launched after two young men stabbed in Newham
- 6 Free cultural events and family activities in the Royal Docks announced
- 7 The Boleyn Tavern in East Ham to welcome back punters after £1.5m restoration
- 8 Demand for urgent action as Newham lags behind in Covid-19 jabs
- 9 RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Bimini Bon Boulash makes Covid-19 jabs call at London Stadium pop-up clinic
- 10 US burger chain Wendy's set to open first London restaurant in Stratford
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.”