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Newcastle Falcons players make a special trip to St Oswald’s

Children and young adults at the Hospice had a special visit from players from rugby union team Newcastle Falcons.

The Newcastle Falcons players got a chance to meet the children and young adults staying with us, and were given a tour of the facilities, including the sensory suite, where children have physiotherapy and music therapy.

Players including Craig Willis, Tom Penny, Sean Robinson, David Nelson and Will Witty greeted the children and young adults.

Pat Taylor, Nursery Nurse at St Oswald’s Hospice, said: “Having players from the Newcastle Falcons visit the Hospice has made the children and young adults afternoon. It was lovely to see the players greeting and interacting with the children. We are truly grateful to them for taking the time out of their busy schedule to come along to meet some of their young fans.”

Tom Penny and Sean Robinson, two of the Rugby Falcons players who visited the Hospice, said: “It’s nice to visit places like St Oswald’s, to give something back. We’re lucky to be able to do something we really enjoy, and going to see places like this makes you realise you shouldn’t take things for granted. It was good to see the Hospice in operation today, we didn’t realise how much work goes in to running a place like St Oswald’s.”