Posh players visit the Children's Ward at the Peterborough City Hospital.

Peterborough United Football Club made a special visit to Amazon Ward on Thursday to hand out gifts and to spend time with the children. The team arrived with Peter Burrow and Mick the Skip who provided a lot of entertainment for the children, their families and the staff on the ward.

Each child on the ward was given a present, which was donated by Serpentine Green who kindly paid for the presents.

Zoe Wilkinson, Amazon Play Specialist Team Leader, said: “The arrival of the Peterborough United team on our ward creates so much excitement every year. The players and management team spend time with each child and give them a present. We are incredibly grateful for these donations and for the time that they give to each patient on the ward.”

Jonathan Bond, Josh Tibbetts, Liam Shephard, Ryan Tafazolli, Andrew Hughes, Alex Penny, Jack Baldwin, Steven Taylor, Michael Doughty, Danny Lloyd and Junior Morias were in attendance and spent over an hour with the youngsters.

Morias said: “It is always a very humbling visit. If we can put a few smiles on a few faces at this time of the year, then that is our pleasure. It was great to spend so much time with the kids and their families. We know that we are in a privileged position as footballers and it is important that we do things like this.”

A club spokesman added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve Coulson from Serpentine Green Shopping Centre who not only paid for the presents, but also personally wrapped them. His support has been first class.”