Jets brighten spirits of sick kids

A number of Jets spent time at the John Hunter Children's Hospital this week and handed out goodie bags to the kids.

The Newcastle Jets took time away from their preparations for Saturday-s game against Melbourne Heart to visit the children at John Hunter Children-s Hospital.

The group of 11, which included Emile Heskey, captain Jobe Wheelhouse and Ryan Griffiths, made their way around the wards, handing out Jets' goodie bags.

“To put smiles on the kids faces is the least we can do,” father of two Griffiths said.

“Having kids myself, I always look forward to visiting the Children-s Hospital.

“To speak to the parents and find out what their children are going through is terrible.

“Some of these kids have been in hospital their entire life which is really sad but hopefully our visit put smiles on their faces.”

The Jets commitment to helping out in the community continues next week when the players visit Newcastle-s Ronald McDonald House.