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Notts spread Christmas cheer

Players and staff spread festive cheer across Nottingham.

6 December 2017

Notts County players and staff took time out to spread some Christmas cheer earlier this week.

On Monday afternoon a group of players, accompanied by assistant manager Richard Thomas, visited the Queen's Medical Centre, where they handed out selection boxes and toys to children who are unable to enjoy the festive period at home with their families.

Claire Hardy, play specialist at the hospital, said: "It's always a great day when the players visit.

"They give up their time to put smiles on the faces of our patients, parents and staff at a particularly hard time.

"The guys who came spent time playing with some of the children, chatting to them and finding out about their hospital experience, as well as giving out selection boxes.

"Visits like this are so positive for the people we care for and for the players. They bring joy to the children's hospital on the run up to Christmas.”

In the evening, another group of players participated in the club's annual carol concert service, with over 200 fans in attendance along with chairman and owner Alan Hardy and a number of board members.

Rev Liam O'Boyle, club chaplain, said: “We had a fantastic evening to kick off the Christmas season with supporters, directors, first team and academy players all proving that Magpies can certainly sing!

"Led by Nottingham Salvation Army Band and the Pilgrim Church Gospel Choir we sang Christmas carols and were inspired by the words of our special guest Marcellus Baz, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Winner.

"A huge thank you to our chairman Alan Hardy and the staff for their hospitality and for the chocolates and mince pies that were consumed on the night!

"Happy Christmas everyone!”

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