On Monday 19 December, Leicester City Football Club’s (LCFC) men’s senior squad gifted 120 presents for Christmas, to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services’ (CAMHS) Beacon Unit for inpatients and Diana Community Children’s Service.

Gifts such as board games and journals were donated to children and young people, including LCFC merchandise, such as footballs and pens.

The Diana Service provides care and support for over one hundred children and families requiring special end of life nursing care or care for life-limiting conditions in a community setting.

LCFC supported services at LPT during the Covid pandemic, with large donations being made to the Trust’s charity Raising Health for patient and staff wellbeing, including an outdoor sports area for the Beacon mental health inpatient unit and sporting equipment for the young people to use.

Cathy Ellis, Chair of LPT and Raising Health said: “We are grateful to LCFC for regularly supporting our services at LPT and want to say thank you to the Club for their generous gifts to the children and young people in our care this Christmas, particularly those that will be staying in the Beacon Unit and the children in the community being supported by our Diana community nursing service. Receiving these gifts will mean so much to them and bring a smile to their faces during what can be a particularly challenging time.”