Norwich City players don Santa hats on James Paget hospital visit

The players with patient Sophie Guy and her boyfriend Tee-Jay Allen.

The players with patient Sophie Guy and her boyfriend Tee-Jay Allen. - Credit: Archant

Norwich City players spread some festive cheer when they visited young patients at the James Paget University Hospital.

Sebastien Bassong with baby Brax.

Sebastien Bassong with baby Brax. - Credit: Archant

Canaries stars Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady, Sebastien Bassong, Youssouf Mulumbu and Jonny Howson took a break from preparations for Saturday's big match against Manchester United at Old Trafford to don Santa hats and raise some smiles among those who found themselves in hospital in the run up to Christmas.

Their visit to the children's ward at the hospital, in Gorleston, on Tuesday, included handing out special good bags.

The players also spent time with all of the youngsters on the ward, meeting babies and children, as well as their families.

The city stars also chatted to members of nursing staff who work on the ward.

The players with nursing staff.

The players with nursing staff. - Credit: Archant

Central defender Sebastien Bassong said: 'It's always a huge privilege to be able to bring some happiness at the hospital.

'Big respect to all the nurses who look after the children.

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'They are wonderful and very courageous kids.'