Bognor players and officials are set to take time away from the pitch to bring some Christmas cheer for children in hospital.
Rocks supporters club chairman Ian Guppy, with the support of club mascot Rocky Bear and his daughters, Isabelle and Emelia, has organised gifts for the trip to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester later this month.
Manager Jack Pearce, coach Robbie Blake and the entire first team squad will try to raise the spirits of children on wards at the hospital by dishing out presents as they do so.
The visit has been organised by Ian and former Bognor defender John Price in liaison with Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity for the three hospitals that make up Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ian said: “As a club, we’re proud of playing our part in the community and there is no better way of demonstrating that than trying to help put the smile on children who are feeling poorly.
“The visit will hopefully raise some Christmas cheer and if we can raise some funds, too, all the better.”
Love Your Hospital raises awareness and money to fund equipment, enable staff to provide outstanding health care.