Rovers’ stars played Father Christmas for the day when they visited the Children’s Ward at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The first team squad delivered some welcome festive cheer after arriving armed with sacks full of Rovers goodies.
"I have young children as well, so my emotion is one of sadness for the families who have some children in beds at this time of year and with tubes coming out of them," the manager said.
"It's not nice for them to be in hospital over Christmas.
"It's sad for them, so if we can put smiles on faces and bring a little bit of sunshine to them then that's great to help them a little with that adversity they have right now, playing a small part to make their lives easier."