LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

LCFC Chairman Throws Teddy Bear's Picnic Party For Children At Leicester Hospital

Young patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary helped celebrate LCFC Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s landmark birthday at a Teddy Bear’s Picnic-themed party.
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- Leicester’s Chairman throws a children’s party for patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary to celebrate his birthday
- City stars Kasper Schmeichel, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were among those joining in the celebrations as well as LCFC Chief Executive Susan Whelan
- Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has a long-standing affiliation with Leicester Hospitals Charity, having donated £2M to the organisation in 2016

It was held in the hospital’s LEat restaurant and saw the children entertained with a host of fun games and live entertainment – followed by a special picnic, courtesy of Khun Vichai.

Leicester City Chief Executive Susan Whelan was on hand to cut the cake and was joined by first team stars Kasper Schmeichel, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

There was plenty of excitement among the children as the players spent time with them on a number of activities, including painting, teddy bear making and racing games. 

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LCFC Chairman Marks Birthday With Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

Three of Leicester City's first team players took a trip to Leicester Royal Infirmary for some fun and games to celebrate the Chairman's birthday.

Speaking while helping a group of youngsters paint pictures of Filbert Fox, City stopper Schmeichel said:“Anything we can do to help is something that we should be doing a lot more of. I always enjoy coming out and seeing the kids in particular. Kids parties are good fun! These kids are very creative so it’s very fun to see.”

Leicester striker Iheanacho added: “It was lovely. Whenever you’re with the kids you’re happy, you play with them, paint with them and feel loved. Kids are the most important people in the world.”

Kelechi’s international team-mate Ndidi echoed those sentiments on a memorable afternoon, saying:“You can see the children are happy, they are taking pictures and painting together. I feel it’s a great step for everybody.”

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LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party
LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

Kasper Schmeichel was one of the three Foxes stars in attendance.

The players and children also sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Chairman before helping to blow out the candles on his cake to round off a fantastic and fun-filled afternoon for everybody involved.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has a long-standing affiliation with Leicester Hospitals Charity; in 2016, he donated £2M to the organisation as part of his continued commitment to the Leicestershire community as well as a further £1M donation to the University of Leicester to fund medical research and training.

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LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party
LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

The players spent time with the children on a number of activities, including painting, teddy bear making and racing games.

Debbie Adlerstein, Head of Business Development for Leicester Hospitals Charity said:“We invited long-term patients who come regularly to the hospital for a little treat. They all had such a lovely time and were so excited.

“I think the most important thing is that they came to the hospital for a party, not to have treatments and not to have people look at them or anything scary – it was sheer fun.”

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LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party
LCFC Chairman's Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

The children were entertained with a host of fun games and live entertainment – followed by a special picnic, courtesy of Khun Vichai.

The party is just one of a number of ways the Chairman is celebrating his landmark birthday with the local community. At Saturday’s game against Newcastle, he’ll be giving away 60 free 2018/19 Season Tickets.

A winning current Season Ticket from each stand will be announced at half-time and the remaining 56 will be contacted by the Club with the good news in the following days.

 

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