Hurricanes Cause A Storm in Hospital

Posted on 30 March 2012

The Hurricanes rugby players created a storm in Wellington Children's Hospital today as players visited patients and families ahead of their big game against the Cheetahs at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation spokeswoman Maria Quigley said it is fantastic to have continued support from the team.

"Some of the players, like Victor Vito and Jeremy Thrush, have been visiting the children's hospital for 4 years now. They are very relaxed on the wards chatting to families. Their visits make a big difference to a patient's stay in hospital" she said.

Victor Vito said "We enjoy coming and seeing the kids and being able to brighten their day during their time in hospital".

The Hurricanes are Ambassadors of Wellington Children's Hospital which celebrated its 100th centenary this March.

Hurricanes players with patient 9 year old patient Leo Livick.