Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Kiefer Sutherland plays surprise show for kids at hospice

Kiefer Sutherland with kids from hospices Naomi House And Jacksplace (Naomi House And Jacksplace)
Kiefer Sutherland with kids from hospices Naomi House And Jacksplace (Naomi House And Jacksplace)

Kiefer Sutherland has visited a children’s hospice to surprise kids and staff with a private gig.

Naomi House And Jacksplace in Hampshire had sent an invitation to the 24 actor via social media to pop in for “some tea, cake and a jam” while he was in the area to play at a nearby music festival.

And the UK-born Hollywood star took them up on the offer on Sunday as he dropped by to perform for the youngsters at the hospices and their families, as well as nurses and carers.

Keith Wilson, head of marketing at the charity, said: “When we recorded the video message for Kiefer we hoped he might see it, but thought it pretty unlikely. He is about as busy as a man can be at the moment.

“To wake up to a Twitter message from him saying he really wanted to come along was just incredible.”

Sutherland, also known for his roles in Stand By Me and Designated Survivor, played a number of songs with his band before having a cup of tea and some cake, and talking to children and their families.

“He was so very generous with his time, great with the kids and a genuinely lovely man,” Mr Wilson said. “Needless to say, he is welcome back anytime and we certainly plan to keep in touch.”

Kiefer Sutherland with kids from hospices Naomi House And Jacksplace
Kiefer Sutherland played a set for children at Naomi House And Jacksplace hospices (Naomi House And Jacksplace)

Naomi House And Jacksplace hospices in Winchester care for more than 400 children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Sutherland, who released his second album earlier this year, paid a visit in between a show in Bournemouth the previous night and a set at Wickham Festival later on Sunday evening.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]