Dons stars take time out to share the cheer and give presents to Aberdeen children

© SuppliedAberdeen FC stars visited the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.
Aberdeen FC stars visited the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

They have given their supporters plenty to cheer about in the last few weeks.

And Aberdeen’s star players, led by captain Graeme Shinnie, shared the joy off the pitch when they made a trip to Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital to spread some festive merriment among the kids ahead of Christmas.

Just a day after their emphatic 5-1 victory over Dundee, nine members of the first team travelled to Forresterhill to hand out gifts donated by the players and took time to speak with the children and their families, in addition to posing for photographs and signing pieces of kit and other items.

The players, who were guided by the nurses at the hospital, were shown into a number of wards and met with everybody from new-born babies right up to 15-year-olds.

There were a number of Dons fans across the two floors and they were happy to meet the likes of Mr Shinnie, Gary Mackay-Steven, Shay Logan and Joe Lewis.

The skipper said he was delighted to help put a smile on the faces of so many young people in the build-up to Christmas.

He added: “It’s always nice to come and visit the kids especially at this time of year.

“It really puts it into perspective when you see them and you think of your own family.

“Hopefully, we have managed to give them something to cheer about and now they can enjoy their Christmas.”

The Dons, who have climbed up to fourth in the SPFL, following three consecutive league wins, return to action on Saturday when they meet Hearts at Pittodrie.