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Oviedo Visits Alder Hey

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

Bryan Oviedo led an Everton contingent who visited Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
The left-back was joined by Under-21 players Matthew Pennington and Ben McLaughlin as they took part in patient therapy sessions.
Accompanied by former player Graham Stuart, the Blues quartet spent their time in the Physiotherapy Unit interacting with patients and their siblings and getting involved with all types of activities including hula hooping, basketball and football.
Oviedo challenged a young Evertonian to a game of FIFA whilst Pennington and McLaughlin showed off their Connect4 skills in a series of games with the patients. Everton in the Community staff were also on hand during the visit to assist with the therapy sessions. Since 2008 The Club’s official charity have been delivering daily fun activity workshops at Alder Hey to sick and disabled children and their families.
After spending the afternoon meeting with local children and their families, Bryan Oviedo told evertontv: “I have visited Alder Hey a few times during my time with Everton and always enjoy meeting these brave children and their families. 
"It has been great to come here today to play with the children and help them with their recovery and do our bit to hopefully put smiles on people’s faces.” 
Gill Kennedy, Events Manager at Alder Hey added: “We were delighted to welcome Graham, Bryan, Ben and Matthew to Alder Hey. Our patients loved meeting them and it was great to see them get involved in the challenges! Alder Hey has a fantastic relationship with Everton Football Club and we hope to see them all again very soon.” 

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