Colchester United players took time out of preparing for Saturday's game to make a hospital visit on Tuesday afternoon
After their Tuesday stint at Florence Park, skipper Luke Prosser, along with Tom Lapslie, Frank Nouble, Ryan Jackson, Harry Pell and Dean Gerken headed to Colchester Hospital.
In their annual Christmas visit to the Children's Ward, the players handed out gifts to the kids who were in the unfortunate position of being in hospital at this festive time.
Gifts were also left for other children who are admitted over the Christmas period, as well as presents that can be used in the ward all year round.
All the presents were paid for by the players themselves, but Luke admitted that they didn't actually do the Chistmas shopping.
He told the official website: "The lads never mind contributing to what we all think is an excellent cause, and we have to say a big thank-you to Nancy, Georgia and Heidi for buying and wrapping all the presents for us."
On the visit itself, the U's captain added: "It's always a pleasure to go to the Children's Ward and say hi to the kids in there."
"It amazes me how brave they all are, having to be in hospital at such a young age and it really does make me realise how lucky we are to be able to run around and play football."
"Another big thank you to all the staff at the hospital for their hospitality, and for all the hard work they all do throughout the year, not just at Christmas time."