Preston North End – fresh from a 4-1 win at derby rivals Blackburn Rovers on Saturday – helped lift the spirits of young patients on the children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital on Tuesday.
Manager Ryan Lowe, club captain Alan Browne, Greg Cunningham and Ryan Ledson visited the ward, along with members of staff from the club’s Community and Education Trust, to hand deliver a wide range of presents and meet the children.
Due to COVID-19, the visit had not been able to go ahead for the previous two years, but the tradition was revived, and Lowe said: "There are a lot of kids in hospital over the Christmas period so to be able to come and show our love and support is always nice. Hopefully the kids we have seen can get home soon and we wish them all the best in their recovery, but it's massively important for us to show our love to them while they are in hospital."
Pictures courtesy of PNE FC / Ian Robinson.