Players from Melbourne City brought a touch of seasonal cheer to children on their Christmas visit to Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.
City stars David Williams, Patrick Kisnorbo, Robi Koren, and Aaron Hughes arrived at the hospital on Thursday afternoon to see first-hand the specialist healthcare services provided for the for children, and to meet some of those who would be spending their Christmas period in hospital.
Each player hand delivered gifts to children on the Kookaburra Ward, a specialist ward for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
City captain Patrick Kisnorbo felt the visit really put things in perspective for him, raising a young family of his own and seeing the hardship of the patients in the ward.
“Meeting the children at the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital was such a humbling experience for me,” Kisnorbo said.
“I was just blown away by how brave the children and their families are, it must be really hard spending Christmas in hospital. I think the staff play a really important part here too. Melbourne City does a lot of community work all year round, but this was a real highlight and will become an annual event for us.”