SAINTS' first-team squad have been putting smiles on the faces of poorly children at Whiston Hospital.

Players and staff paid a special festive visit to the children's ward to deliver some early Christmas gifts to sick children.

Saints' Fijian international centre Kevin Naiqama said: “The whole playing squad visited to spread some Christmas joy and although Christmas is a good time to spend with family and friends, some kids are less fortunate and I think it is a good thing that we can come in here and put a few smiles on their faces.”

The Grand Final winning squad in attendance included the likes of Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, Regan Grace and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, and all were delighted to help raise spirits during the Christmas period.

The team delivered presents while also raising spirits of the hospital staff.

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