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Notts Players Bring Easter Cheer To QMC Patients

2 April 2015

A number of first team players visited the local hospital on Wednesday to hand out supporters donations…

Players Balint Bajner, Curtis Thompson, Haydn Hollis, Cieron Keane and Elliot Whitehouse all visited the Queen’s Medical Centre children’s ward ahead of the Easter holidays.

The annual visits all began when supporter Rob Bristol decided the club needed to do more in the community back in 2006.

Nine years later the visits continue both at Easter and Christmas, all thanks to the generosity of Rob and also hundreds of Notts fans who donate eggs to the club shop.

Organiser Rob Bristol said: “As always, the fantastic supporters of Notts County Football Club responded in a magnificent show of compassion, by donating hundreds of Easter eggs.

“Money was also donated too by generous fans which was used to purchase some toys and Notts County memorabilia for children spending Easter in the wards of Nottingham QMC, Kings Mill Hospital and The Sir John Eastwood Hospice.

“As always, the players who attended were a credit to themselves and Notts County Football Club. All that is left for me to say, is a big thank you to everybody who continue made this appeal a resounding success.”

Meanwhile Notts’ Community Liaison Officer Matthew Lawson added: “I am very happy for the club today to pull together for a superb visit led by Rob Bristol who is an inspiration to us all. 

“The lads that came were great and we spent a lot of time talking to patients young and old. A great afternoon for Notts County we can all be proud of.” 

Staff Nurse Beverley-Jane Tedford-Street was delighted with the visit and thanked everyone connected with the club.

She said: “I work on the Children's Intensive Care Unit and I just want to say thank you so much for visiting the patients and leaving them some Easter Eggs. 

“It was lovely of the players to take an interest in what type of patients the ward sees and what some of the equipment does for the patient. Once again thank you for your thoughtfulness.”

To see more of Rob Bristol’s pictures please visit the club’s Facebook page by clicking here. 

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