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Captain and Coach visit two Kent hospitals

Monday 13th December 2010

Kent County Cricket Club Captain Rob Key and Team Director Paul Farbrace put smiles on the faces of a number of local children when they visited two Kent hospitals earlier today.

The Captain and Coach went along to both the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and the QEQM Hospital in Margate.

During the annual trip, they chatted with children, and their families, who will spend the festive season in hospital due to ill health.

The players were armed with a variety of selection boxes, kindly provided by Tesco, as well as gifts from the Kent Cricket Club Shop.

Commenting on the day, Team Director Paul Farbrace said: "It was really nice to see all the smiles on the children“s faces. It is a great opportunity to cheer them up during their stay in hospital at Christmas time. It is also nice to be able to do something to help all of the staff who are very dedicated to helping these children at what can be a very difficult time in their lives.”

Kent Captain Rob Key added: "As a club this is something that we view as being very important. I have young children of my own and it really puts things into perspective. The support we get from the Kent community is very good so it was pleasing to be able to give something back today.”

Picture caption: From left to right – Kent captain Rob Key and Team Director Paul Farbrace with some of the children, parents and nursing staff at the Rainbow Ward of the QEQM Hospital in Margate.