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Iron make annual festive hospital visit

23 December 2021

It's been another year like no other, but the Iron players were still eager to make a difference in the local community by making their annual visit to Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to place a massive strain on the world, for businesses, organisations and charities alike, none more so than the NHS and the charities within it.

In 2020, United raised over £3,000 for the Health Tree Foundation during the first lockdown following a joint effort from Rory Watson, Kevin van Veen and Levi Sutton, before the whole squad made their usual contribution ahead of Christmas. 

Skipper for 2021-22, Harry Davis, continued that trend this season by organising another collection for the Health Tree Foundation, and delivered the donation alongside Alex Kenyon, Emmanuel Onariase, Rory Watson and Tom Pugh on Wednesday afternoon.

Pre-pandemic, the Iron first team players were used to visiting the Disney Ward in the run-up to Christmas to deliver gifts to inpatients on the ward but, once again, the pandemic kept us outside for everyone's safety. 

The Health Tree Foundation works in partnership with the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. The donation will play a small part in ensuring they can provide acute hospital and community services to a population of over 400,000 people across North and North East Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Following the donation, a representative from the Health Tree Foundation said: "On behalf of The Health Tree Foundation at Scunthorpe General Hospital, I just want to say thank you so much for your very generous donation. This will be used as needed by our wards and will help out so much."

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