AFC Fylde stars played Father Christmas for the day when they visited the Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The Coasters squad delivered some festive cheer, arriving armed with sacks full of goodies.

Players posed for pictures and chatted to children, parents and staff whilst dishing out presents to the excited youngsters.

Manager Dave Challinor said: “It is important to get out into the community, especially at this time of year, and give a little back. It’s great to see the kid’s faces and brighten up their day at a difficult time for families in that position.

“Visits like this put things into perspective and we wish them all a speedy recovery.”