Under-20s get special send off from Edinburgh sick kids

Scotland under-20 made a visit to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children this week ahead of their IRB Junior World Championship campaign that begins on Wednesday 5 June v Argentina in Nantes, France.

Gerard and Scotland U20The children made the team a good luck banner to take with them to France.

Scotland under-20 captain, Jonny Gray, said: “We had a great day at the hospital, where we met some inspiring and amazing people. It was good to put a smile on the kids’ faces, meet their families and see how much work the staff do to help them.

“We’re very grateful for the banner they made us, which we’ll be taking to France with us for the Junior World Championship.”

Maureen Harrison, chief executive of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: “'We were delighted that the under-20s squad came to visit the hospital and spent time on all the wards chatting with children and families as well as staff. 

“They had all gone out and bought presents for the children which was such a lovely gesture and while they were here our children presented them with a banner to wish them luck at the upcoming tournament in France.

“The banner had been made by Gerard McQuade (pictured). We wish the guys good luck for France and thank them for their generous gifts.”