Thursday 03 January 2013
The festive period inevitably entails a busy schedule for players in the Barclays Premier League and this year is no different with 40 matches in the space of 11 days.
Nevertheless, despite having a packed schedule another tradition of the season is for the players to take time out to give a lift to those less fortunate than them in their community.
Here are the events the 20 Barclays Premier League clubs did to help people in their community with links to the stories on the clubs' websites.
Aston Villa: Acorns Children's Hospices in Selly Oak and Walsall.
Everton: Visit to Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Fulham: Visits to Tadworth Children’s Trust, St Helier Hospital & Queen Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Royal Marsden Cancer Children’s Ward, Epsom Hospital, Charing Cross/St Mary’s Hospital and Shooting Star Chase, Hampton.
Liverpool: Visit to Alder Hey Children's Hospital by first team and Academy.
Manchester City: Visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and "surprise" tour of Etihad Staium for kids from local special school, Mellands.
Manchester United: Visits to The Christie and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Queen's Park Rangers: Visits to the Hillingdon Hospital and Jack Tizard School.
Reading: Visit to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Southampton: visit to Southampton General Hospital.
West Ham United: Visit to Acorn's children's ward Whipps Cross Hospital and to Richard House Children’s Hospice.