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Daggers lift spirits with visit to local hospital

13:30 18 December 2014

Daggers players pose for a picture with a young patient at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).

Daggers players pose for a picture with a young patient at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).

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Experienced midfielder Luke Howell discusses the visit to Goodmayes

Daggers Mark Cousins (left) and Ashley Chambers (right) helped raise spirits at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).Daggers Mark Cousins (left) and Ashley Chambers (right) helped raise spirits at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett and his players made their annual visit to Queen’s and King George Hospital on Monday to spread some cheer before Christmas.

One group of players went to Romford hospital Queen’s with assistant managers Darren Currie and Warren Hackett.

Daggers players delighted this young patients by posing with him at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).Daggers players delighted this young patients by posing with him at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).

Whilst Burnett, managing director Steve Thompson and another group of players went to Goodmayes hospital King George.

I was fortunate enough to attend the visit to King George and was impressed by how good the Daggers players were with the children and how engaging they all were during the visit.

Daggers Ade Yusuff (left), George Porter (right) and Jon Nouble (below) pose for a picture with a young patient at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).Daggers Ade Yusuff (left), George Porter (right) and Jon Nouble (below) pose for a picture with a young patient at King George Hospital, Goodmayes (pic: Dave Simpson).

Each player took time to speak to the various children in the ward and chatted with them and their parents.

Mark Cousins and Ashley Chambers revealed tales of which football team they supported, whilst joking around with a Liverpool supporter.

All the players gave out teddy bears, signed posters and chocolates and did an excellent job in putting smiles on the faces of the young children.

Match tickets were also given out and players had pictures taking with various children and made one youngster jump for joy after he had a snap taken with the group.

The likes of George Porter and Jamie Cureton, amongst others, all expressed a willingness to drop in console games after learning the children were allowed to play them in the ward.

And all in all, the visit of the Daggers players and staff definitely lifted spirits inside the Clover ward at King George and provided some light relief at a tough time for many.

Luke Howell was one of the group at Goodmayes and discussed the visit afterwards, adding: “It is really important and we do it every year.

“We split between King George and Queen’s. I was at Queen’s last year and it is good to go different ones.

“Nobody wants to be ill over Christmas, but unfortunately people are, so I think it is important anything you can do to help you do.

“We have a good group of lads. They are humble and they like to make the kids feel special.

“They treat them exactly how you treat your own kids and have fun with them. They ask how they are and it is good that we are able to come.”

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