Sheffield Wednesday: Players and coaching staff make it a blue and white Christmas with hospital visits

Leona Mcmillan, nine, with Owls star Fernando Forestieri at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Leona Mcmillan, nine, with Owls star Fernando Forestieri at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
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Sheffield Wednesday players and back room staff dropped in to city hospitals and charities to spread the festive cheer.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal and his players joined Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri to put smiles on the faces of patients and charity users to celebrate a special blue and white Christmas.

The bumper day began with a visit to the Sheffield Royal Society of the Blind, followed by a stops at Weston Park Hospital and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Split into groups, the Owls also made a trip to Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids to see some of the wonderful work that ensures thousands of disadvantaged children across the county enjoy the best Christmas possible.

Star striker Fernando Forestieri and midfield maestro Sam Hutchinson were left in fits of laughter by Luke Taylor during a visit Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as the Owls fan cracked jokes.

A spokesman from Bluebell Wood said: “We had the most amazing time, so many laughs, these players are a credit to the club and so genuine and we can’t thank them enough for their visit.”

Adthe Nuhiu, Jake Keen and Lucas Joao share a laugh with staff at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Adthe Nuhiu, Jake Keen and Lucas Joao share a laugh with staff at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Glenn Loovens with a young fan at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Glenn Loovens with a young fan at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Luke Taylor, 21, shares a joke with Fernando Forestieri and Sam Hutchinson at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospital

Luke Taylor, 21, shares a joke with Fernando Forestieri and Sam Hutchinson at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospital

Players David Jones and Jack Hunt along with head coach Carlos Carvalhal and chairman Dejphon Chansiri at Weston Park specialist cancer hospital

Players David Jones and Jack Hunt along with head coach Carlos Carvalhal and chairman Dejphon Chansiri at Weston Park specialist cancer hospital

Almen Abdi, Mogou Sougou, Cameron Dawson, Keiren Westwood and Ross Wallace at Hallam FM's Mission Christmas

Almen Abdi, Mogou Sougou, Cameron Dawson, Keiren Westwood and Ross Wallace at Hallam FM's Mission Christmas

Vincent Sasso tries out some specialist glasses alongside Filipe Melo and Marco Matias at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

Vincent Sasso tries out some specialist glasses alongside Filipe Melo and Marco Matias at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind