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Rovers spread the Christmas cheer

Players and the boss pay a visit to the Royal Blackburn Hospital

22 December 2017

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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. 

The players posed for pictures, signed autographs and chatted to children, parents and staff before handing out cuddly toys, calendars and selection boxes to the poorly youngsters, as well as board games for the ward.
The likes of Bradley Dack, David Raya, Paul Downing and Craig Conway were all in attendance at the hospital, meeting and greeting youngsters and their parents.
And boss Tony Mowbray admitted it was an emotional time during the trip to the hospital. 

"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."

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