First and second year Academy scholars visit local hospice..

Ahead of the festive period, players from the Leeds United Academy have donated Christmas vouchers and learnt about the importance of the work that a local charity do in the area to support local people and their families.

During the visit to Wetherby based organisation - Martin House, players from the Under 18s Academy squad took time to talk to patients, staff and families and learn about the importance of the work they do in the local area for families in the Yorkshire area.

First and second year academy scholars donated Christmas vouchers to the hospice and experienced a behind the scenes tour of the hospice.

Martin House is an organisation that provides family-led care and support to children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses across the West, North and East Yorkshire.

The organisation specialises in providing teenagers with life limiting illnesses with a place to come to which gives them not only a nice environment but also gives them independence in their lives.

Sammy Amissah, second year academy player, said: “Visiting the hospice really opens your eyes up to things happening around you and what families in the area are going through.

“It’s hard to think that anyone is going through serious illness’ never mind people so young. It’s been a really insightful visit and the staff at Martin House have been great at showing us round.”

Martin House tweeted: “Thank you very much to all who came to visit! Your donation and presence at Martin House is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again next year!”