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(West) Ham & eggs delight for Easter kids in hospital

PUBLISHED: 14:45 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

Nicole Head, 7, meets Matthew Etherington and Lee Bowyer

Nicole Head, 7, meets Matthew Etherington and Lee Bowyer

WEST HAM midfielders Matthew Etherington and Lee Bowyer brought some Easter cheer to dozens of sick children at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel yesterday (March 18). They toured the children's wards handing out Easter eggs and signing autographs

WEST HAM midfielders Matthew Etherington and Lee Bowyer brought some Easter cheer to dozens of sick children at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel yesterday (March 18).

They toured the children's wards and met the young patients like seven-year-old Nicole Head (pictured), handing out Easter eggs, signing autographs and telling the kids about highlights of the season.

But for some of the younger ones the Hammers' mascots 'Bubbles' and 'Herbie' were actually more popular than the players!

Tuesday's two-hour visit to the wards where 100 children are spending Easter was a gesture by the head chef at Upton Park, Keith Ross, who donated 120 chocolate eggs.

Keith was admitted to the cardiac centre a mile away at the London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green two years ago, after a heart attack. Since then, he has been involved in activities to support the two East London hospitals.

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