Bath Rugby players help spread some Christmas cheer

23 December 2013

Some of the Bath Rugby players have been helping Bath Rugby Foundation spread some Christmas cheer around Bath in the last few days.

Carl Fearns and Max Northcote-Green joined the Foundation helping to give out Christmas hampers and sing carols for the residents of St John's Hospital's Almshouses. Carl was particularly popular with an impressive rendition of the Dean Martin classic King of the Road!

And Mat Gilbert joined Father Christmas and the Bath Rugby Foundation team (aka Santa's helpers) to give out presents to children from The PAT Centre (Pre-School Assessment and Therapy Centre) at their Christmas party at the Royal United Hospital (RUH).

The Children and their families were also joined at the party by the Time is Precious charity, who work with hospital specialists, to purchase much needed equipment to help children and their families whilst in hospital

Nikki Greenwood, Therapy Support Worker at The PAT Centre said, "We were so pleased to be supported by Bath Rugby Foundation, Louise Harvey and Time is Precious and for the lovely party they gave to our children who, at present, are being seen in the Pre-school Assessment and Therapy Centre here in the children's Centre of the RUH. A huge thank you to all that made it such a special day."

Mat said, "It's always really lovely, especially at this time of year, to visit the children at The PAT Centre at the RUH. It was really inspiring to meet them all and their families. I think I only made one or two of the children cry while handing out the presents, which was a better record than Santa!"

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