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Christmas came early for young patients staying in the children’s ward at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, with local superstar, Liam Payne, delivering hundreds of gifts for the poorly children alongside handwritten cards.
Proving that he hasn’t forgotten his roots, staff at the hospital were overjoyed to receive a call from a rep for the One Direction star.
New Cross is part of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the Trust’s charity coordinator, Leanne Bood, explained: “I got a call from someone who works with Liam asking if it was okay for the gifts to be delivered.
“Of course I was delighted to and we set about arranging it.
“We just want to say a huge thank you to Liam for this wonderful gesture and also to everyone who has helped the Charity this past year.”
The hospital shared a photo of a young patient called Mohammed, who was excited to receive a gift and card from the singer, although the gifts will not be opened until Christmas day.
A spokesman went on to add that the hospital will be inviting Liam to visit the hospital in the New Year so that the patients can say thank you for the grand gesture.
They explained: “He has not visited himself but I know the invitation for him is going out in the new year.
“The nurses on the ward estimate there are a few hundred presents.
“They don’t know what they are yet because they’re all wrapped and they’re keeping them for Christmas Day, all they know is they are a range of gifts for boys and girls aged 0 to 18.”
Liam, who was born at the hospital, is thought to be expecting his first baby with girlfriend Cheryl in 2017, with the star also hoping to launch his solo career in the coming months.