The Scotland women’s squad paid a visit to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity ahead of Friday’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifier in Paisley.

The iconic atrium of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow was transformed in to a makeshift urban football pitch, where members of the squad treated patients to a dazzling display of keepie uppies, tricks and skills.

Players took time out of their training schedule to visit patients on the wards who weren’t able to see the showcase. Inspired by the children and families they met during the visit, Scotland captain, Gemma Fay, said:

“It was very humbling for the squad to spend some time with such an inspirational group of children.

“They and their families have been through so much, and hopefully we provided a welcome distraction. We were delighted to meet everyone today to find out about their experiences, and learn more about the fantastic work carried out by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.”

Kirsten Sinclair, Director of Fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “The visit was a real treat for our young patients and their families. Hospital can be an intimidating place for children, but visits such as this one provide an exciting distraction and really brighten up their day.

“We are incredibly grateful to the team for taking time out of their busy training schedule to visit us, and wish them all the best for their big match on Friday.”

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity recently launched a new appeal to raise £150,000 for a state-of-the-art surgical microscope.

To find out more or to support the appeal visit, call 0141 212 8750, or text CHILD to 70707 to donate £5.

Tickets are currently on sale for Scotland’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifier against Slovenia at The Paisley 2021 Stadium.
It’s 2 FOR 1 with every pre-sale adult ticket purchase, so you can bring a friend or family member along for FREE. Tickets are priced at just £5 for adults and £2 for kids. To claim this offer, pre-sale tickets must be purchased before 2pm on Thursday, 7 April.

Supporters can also take advantage of our popular youth group ticket offer, with five adult and 20 kids’ tickets costing just £30. (Plus £1 for postage if required)

Tickets for the match can be purchased by calling 0141 840 6130 or by visiting the St Mirren Ticket Office (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm).
All pre-paid tickets can be uplifted from the St Mirren Ticket Office in advance of the match.