Kasey and Co from Huddersfield football and rugby teams spread joy on the wards.

Kasey Palmer and an ickle patient

A massive thank-you to The Huddersfield Giants squad and Huddersfield Town players who visited  CRH children’s ward - and would have come to HRI but all our patietns had gone home.


Members of the Claret and Gold first team went around the hospitals delivering goodie bags, which contained lots of Giants gifts.


The squad were due to go to three destinations but thankfully the children on the ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary had been allowed to go home and therefore the squad attended visits to CRH and to Dewsbury Hospital.


Giants' Club Ambassador, Eorl Crabtree, said of the visit: “It was a day to give a little bit back; we simply wanted to put a few smiles on children’s faces. The response we got was fantastic and all of the players were brilliant and fully embraced the opportunity. In the end I think we got just as many smiles from the nurses as we did all the children on the ward! It was a great day and one I really enjoyed.”



And Huddersfield Town players put a smile on the faces of young fans when they visited the children’s ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital last Thursday.


Alongside club ambassador Andy Booth, the squad took the children early Christmas presents including a gift bag which contained lots of Huddersfield Town goodies.


Half the squad had been due to go to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and half to Halifax but the HRI ward was almost empty so they all went to Halifax instead.


Club captain Mark Hudson led the players into the ward where they signed autographs and had pictures taken.


Andy Booth said: “The hospital visits are an annual tradition of the club near Christmas time and it’s really important that we give those children and families a day to remember as we get into the festive period.


“All the players were more than willing to get involved and it was great to see some of the kids’ faces when the whole squad walked through the door.


“A lot of the children got to meet their heroes and they loved their early Christmas presents from the players as well.”