Robbie Keane was joined by Ashley Fletcher, Jonny Howson, Marvin Johnson, Marcus Tavernier and Nathan Wood to visit the children's wards at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.  

Adam Clayton, Ryan Shotton, Dani Ayala, Tomas Mejias, Lewis Wing and Ste Walker were delivering Christmas gifts and smiles to the children's wards at North Tees Hospital, while Rudy Gestede and Marcus Browne were at the nearby Butterwick Hospice with Danny Coyne.

Young trio Dael Fry, Hayden Coulson and Ben Liddle stopped by our friend's at Zoe's Place, with George Friend, George Saville and Darren Randolph calling in at Teesside Hospice.

Later in the day, Academy pair Sol Brynn and Tyrone O'Neill helped to turn on the Christmas lights at North Ormesby.

Take a look at photos from throughout the afternoon in the gallery above.