THE Royal Glamorgan Hospital welcomed a squad of special visitors yesterday (December 16) as the Cardiff Blues called in to spend time on the children’s ward.
Fresh from their Heineken Cup victory in Glasgow on Friday, 22 of the regional rugby stars spent the afternoon signing posters and meeting young patients in the children’s ward at the Llantrisant hospital.
Centre Gavin Evans met five-week-old Peyton Chappell, from Ynysybwl, near Pontypridd, (pictured) who has been a patient on the ward for a fortnight.
Her mother Sara is hoping she can take her baby daughter home soon, when she’s able to come off oxygen.
Members of the Cardiff Blues squad, which included Wales star Bradley Davies, also met children recovering from illness, injury and surgery during their time at the hospital.
Sharon Rosser, senior staff nurse on the children’s ward at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, said: “Being in hospital in the run up to Christmas can be hard for the children so having the Cardiff Blues visit is a nice surprise for them, their families and for the nurses on the ward!”
The pictures above show (left) 12-year-old Evan Lloyd, from Miskin, and (right) two-year-old Mared Lewis, from Pontypridd, with members of the Cardiff Blues during their visit to the children’s ward at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, in Llantrisant.