MAKING THEIR DAY!

17-12-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. LARBERT. Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Falkirk FC players visit children's ward. Reece Davis 13 from Grangemouth gates an early Christmas present from. Luke Leahy, Craig Sibbald, David McCracken and Peter Houston.
17-12-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. LARBERT. Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Falkirk FC players visit children's ward. Reece Davis 13 from Grangemouth gates an early Christmas present from. Luke Leahy, Craig Sibbald, David McCracken and Peter Houston.

Falkirk players and management staff brought some festive cheer to the children’s ward at Forth Valley Royal hospital.

The foiotballers from Falkirk dfropped in on the patients with some presents and Christmas gifts and signed autographs for young fans like Reece Davis (13) from Grangemouth.

And there was more festive cheer for other Falkirk supporters in Dumbrton on Saturday where the Bairns ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Dumbarton and their winning run extended to five..

Club captain David McCracken, who led the delegation to bedsides of many of the area’s sick kids, told The Falkirk Herald: “It was brilliant to see the kids and just cheer them up a bit at a time of year when it’s difficult for families to spend time in a hospital.

“It puts a lot into perspective but it’s another example of the club reaching out to the community and being part of it and the boys all enjoyed it – especially meeting Reece.”

Falkirk fan Reece is now not only looking forward to Christmas – he has something special in store for 2015.

McCracken added: “Reece will come in as a club guest sometime next year and he’ll be mascot at a game too.”

The kind-hearted players handed over an XBox One to the ward. Manager Peter Houston also made a personal donation of toys, which was matched by the club ensuring a Christmas spell in hospital was brightened by the Bairns.