Chesterfield football fans at Bluebell Wood got a special surprise in the run up to Christmas.

Spireites’ players and managers brought festive greetings to the hospice, meeting children and young adults and their families.

Chesterfield FC assistant-manager Adrian Whitbread said: “The players were very inquisitive, asking lots of questions and it’s been very interesting to find out more about the hospice. It’s been great to see how it all works.”

Lucy Rathbone, Community Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood in Sheffield, said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to Chesterfield FC for calling in to say hello to everyone at Bluebell Wood this Christmas. Visits like this really make a big difference to our children and young adults, help to put lots of smiles on faces and help families to make magical memories together.”