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Spireites Make Easter Hospital Visit

5 April 2015

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Spireites stars Byron Harrison, Jay O'Shea and Tendayi Darikwa this week visited Chesterfield Royal Hospital to hand out Easter eggs around the children's ward.

The three players viisted the Nightingale Ward at the hospital to meet the young patients there, take photos and give the children a choice of Easter eggs to enjoy.

O'Shea talked through what the players had been doing and the reasons behind the visit.

He said: "We've come down to the give a little bit back to the kids in the hospital, give them some Easter eggs and try and put a smile on their faces.

"It's not a nice place to be if you're in a hospital, especially around Easter or Christmas time, so it's nice for the players to come down and help them smile because they've not been having the best of times."

Darren McQuade from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust explained how the visit had come about and why it's important for the club and its community wing to be involved with such projects.

He said: "We've recently joined up with Sainsbury's and they very kindly donated some Easter eggs and we donated the players so it's been good to hand the eggs out and bring the players down to see the kids.

"Every week we take the players out into the community. We normally go to schools and places like that, but it's nice to bring them to the hospital to raise morale."

O'Shea also revealed why he proved so popular with the kids he had seen, with his own experience coming from home.

He said: "I'm just in training at the  minute you see as my missus is pregnant with twins. I'm expecting two boys and I've already got a little one so I need to be ready when they arrive."

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