Exeter City stars in hospital visit

08:23 14 December 2012

Exeter City players with a youngster on Bramble ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

Exeter City players with a youngster on Bramble ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital


Five Exeter City stars made Christmas come early for youngsters that will be spending the festive period in hospital.

City captain Danny Coles surprised the children at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s Bramble Ward by dropping by to deliver presents and signed shirts, along with teammates Tommy Doherty, Jamie Cureton, Tom Nichols and Elliott Frear.

ECF club mascot Grecian the Lion also went along to spread some yuletide cheer.

The Build-a-Bear Workshop mascot joined them too, making sure that all the children had a special day to remember from their time in hospital.

The Bramble Ward at RD&E has 45 beds. The ward is dedicated to children up to the age of 16, and offers a playroom and bedside activities for children unable to go to the playroom.

It also runs school sessions for children that have to spend three or more days in hospital, so that they don’t miss out on any important learning during their time away from the classroom and friends.

A spokeswoman for RD&E said: “No-one wants to be in hospital over the Christmas period, but it can be especially difficult for children and their families.

“It was lovely for children on our wards to receive a visit from the Exeter City football team and Build-a-Bear this week. It gave them an unexpected treat and really brightened up their hospital stay.”


Other Sport Stories

The Budleigh Salterton Under-13s girls team with Keith Wood of Western Power Distribution (WPD) who have sponsored the new kit the team are wearing this season.

Budleigh Salterton girls Under-13s are celebrating a terrific new sponsorship.

Read more

This year there were near-perfect playing conditions for the Association Croquet Novices Competition at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, writes Elaine Marsh.

Read more
Short mat bowls generic picture

The winter league season has begun, welcome all new players playing in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League for the first time, hope you enjoy the bowl, writes Caroline Pavey.

Read more

Exe II were fully deserving of their South Division point gained from a 1-1 draw at Caradon, writes Fi Moran.

Read more

Torrential rain caused the cancellation of the four first division matches at Honiton so there were only two second division games played indoors at Colyton, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Guy Adams in the cockpit of a glider at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

It was a fairly quiet week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with ‘anti-cyclonic gloom’ weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Exmouth Under-16 cup action

Exmouth Under-16 marched into the next round of the Devon Junior Cup with a 20-5 success at Newton Abbot.

Read more
Exmouth versus Brixham action. Picture: JAN MCCARTHY

Exmouth’s miserable away form this season as they slipped to a third Devon derby defeat of the campaign, beaten 39-29 at Brixham.

Read more
Professional golfers Marc Warren,Joost Luiten and David Howell with event host Malcolm Baker. Ref exe 4743-42-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Peter Trego Golf Day held at Woodbury Park, organised and sponsored by Malcolm Baker and his MJ Baker Foodservice Ltd company, was a terrific success.

Read more
Withycombe took on Honiton at the Allhallows ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 4010-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Withycombe made it five wins from five Devon and Cornwall League outings with a 38-7 victory at Honiton.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Exmouth

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications