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Aug 08, 2012   |  8:03PM AET

Roar players visit mini-Ekka

Roar players visit mini-Ekka

As Ekka fever takes over the city, Brisbane Roar players Shane Stefanutto and Matt Acton were on hand to spread the festive cheer to those unable to attend.

As Ekka fever takes over the city, Brisbane Roar players Shane Stefanutto and Matt Acton were on hand to spread the festive cheer to those unable to attend.

Each year, Brisbane-s Royal Children-s Hospital hosts a mini-Ekka on the lawn aimed at entertaining young in-patients who can-t attend the full-scale event which takes place just down the road at the RNA Showgrounds.

In addition to enjoying the displays, games and face-painting with the children, Stefanutto and Acton also spent time visiting the wards to deliver Ekka showbags to patients who were unable to leave their beds.

“It was a fantastic mini-Ekka on the front lawn and hopefully the kids left with big smiles on their faces and some goodies in their showbags,” Acton said.

“Hats off to the Royal Children-s Hospital for putting on such a great event for all the children.”