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Blooms "inspired" by hospital visit

21 December 2012

Vice-captain Matt Bloomfield says he met some inspirational people during the squad’s visit to Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

The full Wycombe squad were due to go, but new regulations meant that numbers had to be reduced so Bloomfield, Gareth Ainsworth, Joel Grant, Marvin McCoy, Anthony Stewart, Dave Winfield and Dean Morgan went to meet patients on the children’s ward and spinal ward.


They handed out goody bags which included a signed team poster, hat and scarf, Christmas stocking and cuddly toys. Bloomfield said: “People in the spinal unit were truly inspirational. It’s heartbreaking enough to see the kids in here any time of the year, let alone at Christmas. Being able to brighten up their day for five minutes was great. 

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“It really puts things into perspective. We are lucky because we can use our position to lighten up their day, why shouldn’t we use that in a positive way. I think the lads have really enjoyed and it’s a pity we can’t do it more often, but Christmas is a good time to come and do it.

Nurses are truly inspirational and it makes you sit back and take note. I’ve been suffering and moaning about my own groin injury but it’s not half as bad. self. Hopefully it will inspire the lads to give their best every day because you should do. These people are working to their utmost every single day.”


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