West Ham stars meet families

Published: December 18, 2014

West Ham - Andy Carroll and families

West Ham stars brought an extra bit of Christmas cheer to children and families at Richard House during a visit yesterday.

Seven players visited the hospice in Beckton including Richard House patron Mark Noble. Fellow Hammers Andy Carroll, Aaron Cresswell, Guy Demel, Carl Jenkinson, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Morgan Amalfitano  spent time talking to children and families and creating Christmas puppets, before giving out some West Ham presents.

Noble is a patron at the hospice, and the club has been an active supporter of the charity since 2000. Players from the club have been making the annual Christmas visit to Richard House for many years. He said: “The team visits Richard House every year and it’s so nice to see some of the same faces and enjoy some time with the children and families. It’s a great boost for us all.”

“It was brilliant, a fantastic experience and memory for our family. The players got stuck right in and interacted with everyone, and I can’t thank Richard House or West Ham enough.”

– Sara Hazzard, who attended with her family.

Peter Ellis, Chief Executive at Richard House said: “It was a very special visit for children, young adults and families, and highlighted West Ham’s continued commitment to supporting our hospice.”

Pictured: West Ham and England striker Andy Carroll with families at Richard House