The week before Christmas we had the pleasure of welcoming five players from the MK Dons onto the children’s wards.
As is the tradition, the players themselves donated money for presents to personally deliver to the children. Together they ensured that everyone on the ward would be given a present on the day of the visit – gifts included books, cars, Lego, arts and crafts sets and more.
The Club also matched player donations to buy a games console for the ward, making sure any children visiting now, over Christmas and in the future will be able to make their time in hospital a little easier.
Zoe Gee-Williams, one of the ward’s Play Specialists, said: “We have a lot of young patients who need to have painful procedures, or who are in for a very long time – sometimes months – so toys and the games console are great for distraction to help take their minds off the pain”.
Vanessa Holmes, Associate Director for the charity said: “Thanks so much to the MK Dons. It was great to have them back visiting the Ward at Christmas after a 3-year hiatus. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they met players and chose a gift was just wonderful to see. This makes a huge difference to the young patients on the ward and helps make their stay with us that little bit easier.”