A non-league football club will hope to provide Christmas cheer to children in hospital through an idea of their own. 

Players and board members at March Town are planning to deliver Christmas presents to patients on the Amazon Children’s Ward at Peterborough City Hospital. 

The idea was first thought of by Neil Wilson, groundsman at March Town FC. 

“We’re trying to help every kid in the ward, and the men’s first team, ladies’ team and board members are all helping,” said Neil. 

“Nurses are going to come out to the front of the hospital.” 

Neil hopes to provide 120 presents, delivered by those including three men’s first team players and three ladies’ team players, to children on the ward. 

He added: “This is the first time we’ve done this. 

“We’ve had the Covid lockdowns, prices are going up and I’m doing it because some kids have nothing.” 

The Amazon Children’s Ward provides paediatric care for children up to 16-years-old. 

Every men’s first team player as well as the management team are thought to have provided a gift for the children’s ward. 

Ash Taylor, first team manager, will join some of his players at the hospital to deliver the gifts at around 2pm on Friday, December 23. 

He said: “All credit goes to Neil whose idea it was, and I think it’s great that players, board members and supporters have all provided presents.”