Mansfield Town’s first team players paid a festive visit to poorly children at King’s Mill Hospital this afternoon.
The Stags’ squad – in excellent form in Sky Bet League Two having lost only one league game all season – took time from their busy training schedule to deliver presents to kids at the children’s ward in the Mansfield-based hospital.
Gifts were bought following funds from the players along with monies accumulated from a stall at the Stags’ recent Christmas Fayre at One Call Stadium, while Booker Wholesale also contributed towards presents.
Stags’ boss David Flitcroft said: “I’m a dad myself and I know what this type of visit means to the children.
“A visit from their heroes creates a real feel-good factor and the lasting impression that is left with kids from our community is worth its weight in gold.
“Players can have a real impact on people in our area, especially at such a special time of year.
“We send our best wishes to the players on the children’s ward at King’s Mill and wish them and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas.”