Just what the Doctor ordered

West Country sports stars have been spreading Christmas cheer this week.

Bristol City players visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm, while players from Bristol Rugby were at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Exeter City’s first-team players visited the children and teenagers on Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, delivering dozens of bears, toys, calendars, footballs, signed merchandise, selection boxes and chocolates.

PICTURES: Bristol by Rogan Thompson / JMP; Exeter by Sean Hernon / PPA.

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