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Rovers stars visit the Royal Blackburn Hospital

9 December 2014

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The Rovers players were on hand with some Christmas cheer as they visited the children's ward at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Monday afternoon.

The first team squad handed out gifts to the children, posed for photographs and signed autographs as the players made their annual visit.

"All the boys enjoy doing stuff like this," said Rovers captain Grant Hanley.

"To see kids that aren't very well and to put a smile on their faces is a special feeling and it really does put things into perspective.

"It is good for all the younger lads in the squad to come here and play their part."

Midfielder Jason Lowe echoed Hanley's views: "It doesn't half humble you when you come to a place like this knowing they are going to be in for Christmas.

"It isn't the normality, it isn't what you like to see, so to come in and do your bit and see their faces light up when you come through the doors puts it all into perspective.

"It is a nice feeling when you can go and have that impact on a child's life over Christmas, to put a smile on their face. A little pre-Christmas gift."

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