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At this time of year it is common for sports teams to visit local hospitals.
Today (December 17) it was the turn of the Newcastle Eagles basketball to spread some Christmas cheer.
As Kenny Toal reports their relationship with the Childrens Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman hospital is special.
Children's Heart Unit Fund trustee, Ivan Hollingsworth, said the visit by the Newcastle Eagles basketball team to the Freeman hospital has been inspirational for young patients.
Several Newcastle Eagles players including Fab Flournoy have been supporting the Children's Heart Unit Fund by visiting children in the Freeman hospital and bringing festive cheer to the patients and staff alike.