Ipswich Town stars spread Christmas joy at Ipswich Hospital children’s ward

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It has quietly become an uplifting Christmas tradition: ill and sick children at Ipswich Hospital enjoy a surprise visit from their football heroes.

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town stars Cole Skuse, Adam Webster, Bersant Celina, and Andre Dozzell turned up to spread some festive cheer at the Bergholt ward, and they didn’t come empty handed – they donated Christmas presents they had bought themselves, ranging from televisions and DVD players for the play room to a food hamper for the hard-working nurses.

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Cole Skuse said: “These visits have become a tradition within football and it’s something we all look forward to, putting smiles on the faces of these children is very humbling.

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Personally, as a father, these visits really hit home.”

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Other players have visited St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich recently, as well as West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds and Colchester General Hospital.

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ips

Ipswich Town stars Andre Dozzell, Adam Webster and Bersant Celina visit Isabella and Leo Boon at Ipswich Hospital for their annual Christmas visit. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


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