Paul Verhaegh und Elvis Rexhbecaj lachend mit Kindern.
05.12.2018
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The gift of joy

Wolves visit sick children in hospital on annual Christmas visit.

Paul Verhaegh und Elvis Rexhbecaj lachend mit Kindern.

In life, there are emotional moments and occasions which stay with you. One of these occurred on Tuesday as VfL Wolfsburg players Paul Verhaegh and Elvis Rexhbecaj along with Lara Dickenmann and Jana Burmeister from the women’s team visited sick children in hospital. With plenty of presents in their sack, the players, together with club mascot Wölfi, gave courage and comfort to the young patients who aren’t able to spend the festive season at home. The Christmas hospital visit is one of VfL’s best traditions and provides heartwarming moments every year.

Spreading festive cheer

There was no fear of contact from the players, who spent a lot of time with the children and gave them gifts and experiences they will cherish. “Christmas is coming, and it’s nice for us to come here and see how easy it is to put a smile on the children’s faces and make them happy, so that they can forget about their illness at least for one moment,” said VfL defender Verhaegh.

Delightful surprises

Of course, Wölfi also proved to be a popular visitor. The VfL mascot was the secret star and brought joy to the children on his visits to the clinics in Wolfsburg, Gifhorn, Braunschweig, Stendal, Halberstadt, Salzgitter, Hildesheim and Magdeburg. His tour isn’t over yet, though. He’ll be back on the road on 7 December, visiting the children’s wards in Hannover and Haldensleben, where he’ll again be taking the kids’ minds off their illness, heartache or homesickness.

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