Jordan Houghton bears gifts for Bluebell Wood children

Jordan Houghton and fiance Harley at Bluebell Wood Children's HospiceDoncaster Rovers player Jordan Houghton brought the magic of Christmas with him when he came bearing gifts for children at Bluebell Wood.

The midfielder currently on loan from Chelsea gave young Rovers fans a lot to smile about when he arrived at the North Anston hospice carrying Christmas presents, including some donated by Toys R’Us in Doncaster.

As well as spending time with the children and young adults supported by South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Jordan and his fiancé Harley were given a tour by Bluebell Wood’s community fundraising manager, Sally Baker.

Jordan said: “I’d heard about Bluebell Wood from other players and really wanted to come and meet the families and staff just before Christmas. When I called in at Toys R’Us and told them where I was coming, they were keen to donate extra presents too. I’m really impressed with this place and can see just how well cared for the families are, and how much fun and laughter the families and staff share.”

Sally Baker said: “We’d like to thank Jordan, Harley and the team at Toys R’Us in Doncaster for their kindness and generosity in visiting us at the hospice and donating these brilliant toys. Christmas can be a difficult time for families looking after children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, so this kind gesture really does make a difference and helps to keep everyone smiling.”

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