Young patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital have received a Christmas visit from Everton Football Club.
Blues manager Marco Silva and his players made their annual Christmas visit to the Liverpool hospital.
Silva, accompanied by his coaching staff and his entire senior squad, visited children and their parents on a number of busy wards including Cardiac & Neonatal, HDU, Specialist Surgery and Burns.
They handed out a variety of Everton goodies and spent time chatting to patients and their families, helping to lift the spirits of those who are set to spend the festive period in hospital.
It was Silva’s first visit to Alder Hey since becoming the Everton manager.
Alder Hey cares for over 275,000 children, young people and their families every year.
Everton Football Club has a long standing relationship with the local children’s hospital with Leighton Baines being an official Alder Hey Patron.
The Club’s charity Everton in the Community has also been working in the hospital for over 10 years, running activity workshops there five days a week.