BARNSLEY players paid a visit to Weston Park last week to spread some Christmas joy over the festive period to its patients.

Matty Wolfe, Robbie Cundy and Jordan Williams were among the Reds players who made the journey.

It was part of the club’s mission to give back to the community as they also travelled to Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Hospital - donating £1,000 to the former.

The club have struck up a good connection with Weston Park, with the cancer charity regularly featuring as front-of-shirt sponsors, and a transport service for patients - which runs through Oakwell - marking its year anniversary this week.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “It was fantastic to welcome Barnsley Football Club to kick-off our festive visits at Weston Park.

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“Players met patients and staff spreading festive cheer throughout the hospital.

“They also saw first-hand the difference our takeover days at Oakwell and fundraising have made to people facing cancer this Christmas.

“Including people who use our free transport service which operates from Oakwell bringing people to Sheffield for treatment.

“It’s part of our unique partnership where we pledge to be together at every step for everyone affected by cancer in the region, every step of the way.”