Smiles all round as Cardiff Blues surprise children in Hospital
Children, staff and visitors on the paediatric wards at both Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant; were delighted to see players from the Cardiff Blues Rugby Team today (Tuesday 8th December).
Kristian Dacey who plays hooker for the Blues was amongst the group of players that visited Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Kristian said: “All the players wanted to visit the hospitals around our region at this time of year and spread some festive cheer while thanking the wonderful staff who work so tirelessly to look after all the young patients.”
Tina Davies, ward manager at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital said: “Children want to be at home with their families, not in hospital. This is especially true in the run up to Christmas. Having the Blues visit put a smile on the children’s faces. It was lovely to see.”
While the children were enjoying spending time with the players at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, other players were at the Prince Charles Hospital; one of those players, flanker Josh Turnbull said: “It was great to go and see all the children at Christmas and let them know we were thinking of them. It’s a difficult time of year for any child to spend in hospital when they want to be home so we felt it was important for us to visit the Prince Charles Hospital and wish them Happy Christmas from everyone at Cardiff Blues.”
Jill Davies, ward manager said that: “Having the Cardiff Blues rugby team take time out of their very busy schedule to visit the children’s ward at Prince Charles Hospital gave the children, parents and staff a lovely early Christmas present.”
Source: Cwm Taf University Health Board