Newcastle striker Alain Saint-Maximin has given more than 60 gifts to the doctors and nurses who are on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19.
Packs include gift cards to buy in stores, premium chocolates, as well as a letter written by the player and designed for workers.
To our true heroes. Game after game, I’m lucky to be so warmly praised by Newcastle residents! But this time I wanted to be the one who applauded. I wanted to greet you, the best team in my city, the medical team employed at Newcastle Hospital. I have so much respect for what You do! Thank you for being with us, “he wrote.
The 24-year-old has asked the Newcastle United Foundation to help provide treatments for professionals who are continuing to treat coronavirus patients a year after the UK’s first mass.
“We are in a very lucky position as footballers, as we know we are very fortunate. The work done by the hospital team and the key staff here is inspiring and makes you want to help as much as possible. I would like to thank everyone for all this great work and celebrate the true heroes of my city. These guys are all here. They are amazing and do a great job, “said the player.
The head of the hospital thanked him, Mrs. Jackie Daniel. “These gifts are a beautiful gesture from Alain Saint-Maximin and we thank him and the Newcastle United Foundation, whose wonderful work has made a difference,” he said.