Ready for the first team’s annual Christmas visit to the children’s ward at Yeovil District Hospital, Town fans have donated hundreds of cuddly toys.
Asked to help #SpreadSomeJoyWithACuddlyToy, supporters at Tuesday night’s Emirates FA Cup replay against Port Vale were encouraged to bring along a soft toy as a gesture for the children who will spend the festive period at YDH.
The response was overwhelming with several hundred cuddly toys handed over to the Jolly Green Giant at half-time, with Port Vale taking a pile back to Stoke-on-Trent for their own hospital visit next week.
Manager Darren Way and the squad of players will deliver their cuddly toys on Tuesday December 19th when spending the afternoon with the children, with a further donation being made to St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil.
The idea came to light after Yeovil supporters highlighted a similar initiative in a Belgian league match earlier this month.
YTFC would like to thank all those who donated a cuddly toy and supported the idea.