A GROUP of Barnsley FC’s first team players paid a visit to the hospice this week ahead of the festive period.

Following on from the club’s visit to the hospital last week, the players travelled to Barnsley Hospice armed with gifts to spread Christmas cheer to those at the site.

Local musician Tom Masters was also on hand to raise spirits with his guitar - and even Reds midfielder Herbie Kane plucked a few strings for the crowd.

Barnsley FC’s acting chief executive, Jon Flatman, said: “This club is deeply rooted in the heart of the community, so our relationship with Barnsley Hospice is not just a partnership - it’s a commitment to the well-being and spirit of the town.

“The recent visit was a testament to the enduring bond between the club, its supporters, and this invaluable charity.

“Beyond the football, it’s important we bring a sense of togetherness to those who need it most.”