Posh squad visited the Amazon Children's Ward on Monday afternoon.

Members of the Peterborough United squad visited youngsters in the Amazon Ward at the Peterborough City Hospital on Monday afternoon, delivering presents to youngsters who are unfortunately set to spend the festive period away from home.

Skipper Ben Alnwick, defenders Michael Smith and Jack Baldwin, midfielders Harry Beautyman, Harry Anderson, Erhun Oztumer and Chris Forrester and striker Joe Gormley spent time with the children and their families during the visit.

The players were joined by Peter Burrow and Mick George mascot Mick the Skip with the club sponsor also donating branded footballs to each child on the ward.

This year, the presents were kindly financed by Serpentine Green and the Leeton Group who were represented at the event. Everyone at Peterborough United would like to thank them for their excellent support.

A club spokesman said: 'We would like to say a massive thank you to Serpentine Green and the Leeton Group for not only purchasing the presents for the youngsters, but also for their assistance in wrapping the presents. We were thrilled they were able to attend the visit and see first hand the smiles on the youngsters' faces when they unwrapped the presents.

'We would also like to say a big thank you to Mick George for their continued support. The footballs went down a treat with the youngsters (and their parents) and it is fantastic that they are so pro-active with the local community.'

Defender Michael Smith told theposh.com: 'It was my first time visiting the ward this time last year and I volunteered for this visit this year because I know just how much it means to the youngsters. It is really tough to be in hospital at any time, but particularly at this time of year so for us, it was great to be able to spend some time with them.

'I would also like to take this opportunity to praise the fantastic work that the nurses undertake on a daily basis. They are the unsung heroes.'

Sky Sports News and Anglia Television were in attendance and there will be a feature on the YouTube in the coming days.