Scholars deliver Easter cheers to youngsters at Royal Bolton Hospital

Bolton Wanderers’ academy scholars recently paid a special visit to Royal Bolton Hospital’s children’s ward over the Easter period.

A number of Nicky Spooner’s Under-18s squad visited children spending the Easter holidays in hospital, handing out chocolate eggs to help put a smile on their faces.

The eggs were generously donated by both the scholars and the club’s first-team squad.

And while Phil Parkinson’s squad travelled to Elland Road for their Good Friday match against Leeds United, the Under-18s ensured the patients and staff at the children’s ward received their annual treats from the Whites.

It was the first time many of the youth players have represented Wanderers in a community visit, helping them to see what they can contribute off the pitch as well as on it.

Luca Navarro of Wanderers' U18s team said, "It was a great experience to come down to the hospital today and put some smiles on the kids' faces.

"With this being our first community visit with the club, we weren't too sure what to expect, but it was really enjoyable to be able to cheer them up at a difficult time for them and it is so important for us as players to give something back. We hope they all get well soon!"

Players from the club have visited the hospital previous at Christmas and in October to help lift the spirits of the local children. 

Part of BWFC's vision and values is to be an ambitious, progressive, diverse and welcoming club, which is proud to be part of the community.


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