Graeme Sharp, Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart spread festive cheer across Merseyside recently as they took on their annual Christmas hospital visits.
The trio of Club Ambassadors set off, armed with Christmas gift bags filled with Everton goodies, to meet people at Woodlands Hospice and Whiston Hospital.
First up was the children’s ward at Whiston Hospital, where the three former Everton players visited around 50 young patients – ranging from babies to 16-year-olds.
As well as cheering up the kids as they walked around the wards in their Everton Christmas jumpers, Sharp, Stuart and Snodin also dished out Everton soft toys, blankets and cushions as early Christmas gifts from the Club.
They then headed to Woodlands Hospice in Aintree where they got the chance to chat with the patients and staff at the facility before handing out Everton washbags and mugs to the patients.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure, as it is every year, to meet so many lovely people today," said Sharp. "We can only imagine how hard it must be not to be at home with family over the festive period, so hopefully we managed to take their minds off it for a little while and cheered them up.
“Diamond, Snods and I always enjoy doing these visits, especially at this time of year, and we’re always proud to be representing Everton Football Club as we help to put smiles on people’s faces.”