Daggers brighten youngsters’ Christmas

John Still’s squad visit children at Queens Hospital

CHRISTMAS came early for patients in Queens Hospital, Romford as players and staff from Dagenham & Redbridge paid a visit to the children’s ward on Monday.

Manager John Still gave his squad a break from training to make the annual visit and managing director Stephen Thompson said it was particularly poignant for the younger members of the club’s squad.

“It’s an important thing to do, particularly for the players that don’t have kids,” he said.

“The ones that have are used to seeing sick children, but not necessarily ill enough to be in hospital. But the younger players perhaps haven’t experienced that, so I think it’s good for them.

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“It’s something we have been doing for many years. The Children’s coordinator at Queens says that it’s something they always look forward to.”

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