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Players dig deep for ill kids

Filed: Saturday, 7th December 2013
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United's first team squad have made a sizeable donation to local hospice Richard House.

Every Christmas a number of players from West Ham's first team squad visit Richard House Hospice in Beckton, which provides care and respite for terminally-ill children and young adults.

This week the contingent included Richard House patron Mark Noble plus fellow first team squad players Ricardo Vaz Te, Joey O'Brien, Adrian and Mo Diame.

After spending the afternoon making Christmas decorations, signing autographs and having their pictures taken with the kids, Joey O'Brien and Mark Noble presented the hospice's Community Fundraising Manager Viv Talbot with a personal cheque from all the players.

Ricardo Vaz Te told whufc.com: "It was a very good experience to go to Richard House and see the kids' faces. It was for a great cause and I wish I could do more. It leaves me speechless just to give something and for them to be so happy at us being there."

To find out more about Richard House Hospice, or to make a donation, visit their website.

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