Worcestershire CCC players and coaches provided some pre Christmas cheer to a group of local children in Worcester when they made their annual visit to the Acorns Children’s Hospice in Bath Road today.

Skipper Joe Leach and the county squad bought and then donated gifts when they called in at the children’s charity which provides care and support for local children and young people who have life-limiting or life- threatening conditions.

The County players had ensured they purchased specific sensory toys which the children would be able to use.

Any of the remaining presents will be distributed to children who continue to live at home but are still assisted by the charity.

County Lead Strength and Conditioning coach Ross Dewar again co-ordinated the visit to Acorns.

Ross said: “Visiting the children, families, volunteers & staff today at Acorns has once again been a humbling experience for all the coaches and players.

“Seeing what they all have to cope with in their day-day lives is remarkable and shows true strength.

“It’s always a great moment when you see the children opening up the presents, and hopefully we can continue to help Acorns in the future.”