As every year, Real Madrid's
football and basketball players visited children in Madrid hospitals and
gave them many Christmas presents. The kids' best gestures of gratitute
were their great, big, happy smiles.
After the annual Christmas Luncheon attended by the basketball and
football teams and the Board of Directors of the Club, both teams'
players visited sick children in hospitals and gave them several
Christmas presents. This has become an annual tradition the players love
being a part of.
Football and basketball players were mixed together for the visits and
were divided into the following groups: Guti, Pavón and Raúl López
visited the Jiménez Díaz Foundation; Van Nistelrooy, Cassano and Tunceri
went to San Carlos University Hospital; Diarra, Reyes, Raúl Bravo,
Charles Smith and Hamilton visted children at Niño Jesús Hospital;
Sergio Ramos, Mejía and Axel Hervelle appeared at Doce de Octubre
Hospital; Ronaldo, Robinho, Marcelo and Hernández-Sonseca gave presents
at La Paz Hospital; Helguera, Míchel Salgado, Diego López and Mumbrú
gave joy to children at Ramón y Cajal Hospital; Cannavaro, Casillas,
Miñambres and Bullock went to San Rafael Hospital; and Raúl, Beckham and
Felipe Reyes visited children at La Moraleja Clinic.
Children in every center managed to forget their sicknesses for a few
hours thanks to their idols' visits.