Tuesday 10th April 2012
Great Ormond Street Hospital patients Greg Beeden (centre left) and Emma Beeden (centre right) with Saracens and Six Nations England sensations Brad Barritt (left) and Owen Farrell (right).
Saracens players have revealed their top training tips at a rugby session for seriously ill children.
The St Albans-based team invited 20 Great Ormond Street Hospital patients, their family and friends to a training day at Wollam Playing Fields.
The youngsters were given training tips by the players to help them prepare for the RBC Race For The Kids 5k family fun run on June 24, which will raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
The children enjoyed a tour of the St Albans-based ground, watched the players train with their coaches and later took part in training exercises on the pitch.
Saracens fly-half and centre Owen Farrell said: "The patients who went along to the training session were all winners and we were bowled over by their enthusiasm to get stuck in and have lots of fun.
"The RBC Race For The Kids run represents the real challenge which is to raise money towards the essential redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital so it can continue its superb work."
To sign up for the RBC Race For The Kids visit http://www.raceforthekids.co.uk.