Hospital Pass

ARGYLE players and management popped in to Derriford Hospital this week... spread a little Christmas cheer - and a few prezzies - among the children's wards.

Sue Rodgers, Play Specialist Team Leader, said: “It was fantastic. The children loved seeing the Argyle team. In fact, our patients and staff look forward to it every year. It’s a very popular fixture for us!

“The Argyle players and backroom team were incredibly generous, both with their time and their gifts, and we’d like to say a big 'thank you'. We wish the lads all the best for the rest of the season … they’ve definitely got the support of a lot of people here at Derriford Hospital!"

The players and staff spent the afternoon touring the children’s unit, talking to the children and their families, and giving out teddy bears, books, selection boxes, pencil cases and other assorted goodies.

Argyle manager Derek Adams said: "It is our pleasure and privilege to visit Derriford Hospital. We enjoy it as much as anything we do." 

Pilgrims' skipper Curtis Nelson said: “I have done this Christmas visit a few times now and it is good to see the children who are patients at Derriford at this time of year. 

"We like to be able to give something back – to put something into our community. It was good to put smiles on the kids’ faces and to see them happy.”

The Pilgrims players and staff go to Derriford Hospital every year. This year, they even autographed a special sign which will be raffled in aid of the Gold Dust Appeal, a campaign raising money to refurbish the children’s wards.

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