Peterborough United players bring Easter joy to children in hospital

There were lots of happy faces at the Amazon Children's Ward in Peterborough City Hospital last week as some of Peterborough United's top players popped in with some delicious Easter eggs.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:39 pm
Gwion Edwards, Michael Smith, Tom Nichols and Jack Baldwin with Peter Burrow handing out an Easter egg

Posh defenders Michael Smith and Jack Baldwin, striker Tom Nichols, and midfielder Gwion Edwards, stepped in with the club’s very own Easter bunny Peter Burrow to make it a day to remember for the unwell children.

Tom said: “It is always an honour to be able to visit the Amazon Children’s Ward and help spread a little bit of joy during what is a difficult time for the kids and parents who are in hospital.

“Credit to the staff here on the ward, they do an amazing job.”

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The players handing out an Easter egg

The Easter eggs were funded by Steve Coulson and the team at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, in Hampton.

They also provided some big boxes of chocolates for the staff on the ward in appreciation of the work they do.

The four footballers, along with the popular Peter Burrow, were taken around the ward, meeting kids and parents before handing out the eggs, posing for pictures and giving away signed match programmes.

A club spokesperson said; “We have built up a fantastic relationship with staff at the Amazon Children’s Ward over the years, so it was brilliant to be able to visit and deliver Easter eggs to the children on the ward in time for Easter.

Posh players with hospital staff and Steve Coulson of Serpentine Green

“The Easter eggs were very kindly funded by Steve Coulson and the team at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre and we thank them for their continued support.”

Steve Coulson and Stacey Slater from the Amazon Ward Play Team with the players
An Easter egg and programme being handed over
Peter Burrow and Tom Nichols with a child in the ward
The players handing out an Easter egg
Posh players with hospital staff and Steve Coulson of Serpentine Green
Steve Coulson and Stacey Slater from the Amazon Ward Play Team with the players
An Easter egg and programme being handed over
Peter Burrow and Tom Nichols with a child in the ward