Huddersfield Town players make Christmas visit to HRI and Hollybank Trust

CHRISTMAS came early for youngsters at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary when a host of Town players made a visit.

Huddersfield Town players with Hollybank residents Vicky Noddings and Robbie Jow
Huddersfield Town players with Hollybank residents Vicky Noddings and Robbie Jow

CHRISTMAS came early for youngsters at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary when a host of Town players made a visit.

The Huddersfield Town players gave out cuddly toys and chatted with children and their parents.

The players visited the children’s assessment unit and the children’s outpatient clinics.

It was one of a string of such visits that Simon Grayson’s men are making.

Healthcare assistant in outpatients Geraldine Mulligan, said: “It was great to see them. They made the afternoon for everyone.

“I’m a massive fan and go to every home match. My heart is still fluttering.”

The Huddersfield Town players also visited the Hollybank Trust school to spread some Christmas cheer to residents, many of whom are huge Terriers fans.

A total of 12 first team players visited the Trust’s main site in Mirfield.

They chatted to residents and pupils and also handed out goody bags.

Hollybank Special School in Mirfield provides specialised education, therapy and care for children from five years of age through to 19.

Every young person attending Hollybank has a physical disability and most also have additional complex needs.

Alison Howard, Head of Residential Services at Hollybank Trust, said: “It is wonderful that the team can take time out of their busy training schedule to come and meet some of our adults and children here at Hollybank.

“We are very grateful for their kind gesture.

“We have some very loyal Huddersfield Town fans, including some season ticket holders who will enjoy the experience of meeting the players face to face.”

Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth said: “As a football club we are committed to helping local charities and causes and we were delighted to accept Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Hollybank’s invitation to visit their premises.

“Hopefully meeting and talking to the players will add that extra little something to the patients in the Infirmary and for residents and pupils of Hollybank.”

 
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