ORIENT’S players took time out from their hectic festive schedule to bring some Christmas cheer to young patients at Whipps Cross and Homerton Hospitals.
David Mooney, Ben Chorley, Michael Symes, Scott Cuthbert and Affy Obafemi visited Whipps Cross in Leytonstone, while Kevin Lisbie, Lee Cook, Mathieu Baudry and Gary Sawyer paid a visit to Homerton Hospital, spending time talking to children on the ward while handing out presents donated by the club.
The players were overwhelmed by the reception they received at the hospital from patients and staff and were delighted to put a few smiles on young faces at what can be a tough time of year for families with children in hospital.
O’s striker Kevin Lisbie said: “We went to the hospital to hand out a few presents to the less fortunate kids who haven’t been too well over Christmas.
“You come here and it really does open your eyes to realise how lucky we are. We might moan about losing a game, but when you make a visit like this it puts things into perspective.
“It’s important we do this kind of thing because if we can make them happy for a couple of minutes it makes it all worthwhile.”