Derby County Ladies Football Club

Ewe Rams bring Christmas Cheer in Hospital Visit

Derby County Ladies senior squads and officials made their annual trip to Derby Royal Children’s Hospital today to bring some much needed Christmas cheer to some very special youngsters.

The Ewe Rams are into their fifth year of delivering presents to the children’s hospital and for CEO Duncan Gibb it brings it home just how much the youngsters enjoy the visits.

”The looks on these children’s faces when we turn up with gifts and a visit from Ewie is priceless and it’s just our little bit of giving back to them.

”It’s a very humbling experience for all our players and officials and you can see how much the visit means to them too, that they can bring a smile to the kids faces.

”We hope that all the children enjoy the gifts that they were given and we hope that you can get home for Christmas but we know for so many that they will spend their time in hospital over Christmas.

”We are grateful for the hospital for allowing us to come and visit and all those that give their time are fantastic and you can see the love that is reciprocated all around.”

This year the Ewe Rams brought along their very own Ewie to bring even more smiles to the faces of the children and for Club Captain Hannah Ward, it’s always a moment that stays with her.

”We are very blessed to play the game and it has given us a lot of special moments as a team on the field, but off the field this is always a highlight for me.

”The kids faces light up when they see us and if we can make them forget about their illness for just a few minutes then it’s so worth it. 

“It’s always a highlight for the squads too and everyone does as much as they can to make themselves available for the hospital visit and we get more and more each year. 

“Hopefully we will see these children get better and home to their families for Christmas but if not we know they will be looked after by the amazing staff here. “

Derby County Ladies would like to thank everyone at Derby Royal Hospital and we wish all a Very Merry Christmas.