Mascots take centre stage

West Ham United had very special mascots attending Saturday afternoon's FA Cup game against Manchester City.

Hammers fans Ashantia Brown, Kamaria George, Louis Baker, Reece Adams and Tilly Davis all helped to lead out West Ham United on to the Boleyn Ground pitch before the third-round tie. The youngsters were all invited from the Richard House Children's Hospice, one of the club's registered charities.

Based in the Docklands area of east London, Richard House provides care to life-limited and life threatened children from across London. The service is provided free to families, which means the organisation relies solely on donations. It is also dependent on the generosity and hard work of supporters and volunteers.

West Ham United has a proud connection with the hospice and earlier this season Anton Ferdinand and Mark Noble paid a visit to lend their backing. The homegrown stars took part in different activities with the youngsters, including music and cookery workshops.

Anyone wishing to support the hospice, should call 020 7511 0222 or email [email protected]. For more information click here