Players spread Christmas cheer at West Middlesex Hospital

They have been delivering on the pitch in recent weeks but on Monday members of the First Team and B Team squad delivered in a different way at West Middlesex University Hospital.

Pontus Jansson, Ollie Watkins, Bryan Mbeumo, David Raya, and Joel Valencia spent time distributing presents, signing autographs, and chatting to adult patients on the Kew Ward while Simon Andersson, Jonny Mitchell, Ali Coote, and Joe Hardy visited the Starlight Children’s Ward to spread some Christmas cheer in the run up to the big day.

The visit has become a tradition with gifts donated by Brentford Football Club players and staff handed over to adults and children who have to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period.

Brentford FC top scorer Ollie Watkins said: “It’s nice to put a smile on people’s faces and give them a little surprise. Coming here opens your eyes and you realise how lucky we are to do what we love to do. It really makes you appreciate the little things.”

Director of Nursing at West Middlesex University Hospital, Vanessa Sloane said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Brentford FC for visiting our patients and for the kind gifts. Everyone was delighted to meet the players and it was a lovely festive treat at what can be a difficult time to be in hospital. Together with our charity CW+, we are very proud to be working with Brentford FC and incredibly grateful for all the support they show us and our patients throughout the year. We wish them lots of luck in their next match on Boxing Day.”