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Exeter Chiefs spread festive cheer

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Star players visit the Bramble Children’s Unit

During a busy festive period for the Exeter Chiefs, players and staff took time out to pay a special visit to the Bramble Children’s Unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

The players met the parents and handed out gifts to children, who are potentially facing up to the prospect of remaining on the wards for Christmas and beyond.

The Chiefs players that visited the hospital were Don Armand, Henry Slade, Moray Low, Matt Kvesic, Ben Moon, Sam Skinner, Elvis Taione, Pete Laverick, Tom O’Flaherty, Ollie Devoto and James McRae.

Chiefs' Don Armand said: “You have mixed emotions coming here because it’s nice to put smiles on people’s faces and try and cheer the kids up, but some of the wards are really tough. That said, we always enjoy coming here and spending some time with the children, parents and the staff who do a fantastic job every day of the year.

“For us as players and also as parents ourselves, it’s about giving something back to people who are suffering around Christmas time. We aim to cheer the kids up, give them a few presents and try and bring a smile to their day. It’s something that’s very important for all of us at the Chiefs.”

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