The Pompey squad have been providing some assistance to Santa by delivering presents to children in local hospitals.
Players and members of the coaching team visited the children’s ward at QA Hospital, as well as the Piam Brown cancer ward and Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Southampton General Hospital.
They talked to patients and their families, posed for photographs, signed autographs and handed out Christmas gifts.
Blues winger Jamal Lowe said: “It’s sad that the kids have had to spend so much time in hospital – especially at this time of year.
“They might have to spend Christmas there, so it does put things into perspective and makes you appreciate the time you spend with your own family.”
"A lot of them are going through a difficult time and it's nice to bring a bit of joy – to them and their families."
Team-mate Dion Donohue added: “It’s nice to come here and put a smile on the faces of all these kids.
“A lot of them are going through a difficult time and it's nice to bring a bit of joy – to them and their families.”
Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “It’s great to be here and see all the kids’ faces – especially when the boys walked in with their gifts. They’re all smiling and happy, despite what they might be going through.”
The club would like to thank PMC and the London Supporters’ Club for their generous donation of presents.