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.
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