Wests Tigers players spread Christmas cheer at Campbelltown, Liverpool hospitals

There were Tigers on the loose at Liverpool and Campbelltown hospitals on Wednesday.

Luckily, they were the football playing variety, in town to spread Christmas cheer to sick kids.

Wests Tigers players Moses Mbye, Luke Garner and Michael Chee Kam stopped by Liverpool Hospital, while David Nofoaluma, Corey Thompson and Josh Aloiai visited Campbelltown Hospital.

The players donned Santa hats and delivered gifts to kids undergoing treatment at the hospitals.

Chee Kam said he loved having the opportunity to brighten the children's day.

"I've done this a couple of times now and it's always really rewarding," he said.

"You get to see the smiles on the kids' faces when you go around.

"I know they're all going through some tough times, so to be able to take some of their pain away, even just for a little while, is really great."

The backrower said he loved that his career as a football player allowed him to make a difference in children's lives.

"It comes with the job that a lot of footballers are little kids' role models," Chee Kam said.

"I know when I was growing up I would have loved one of my idols giving me a Christmas present.

"I love being able to do that."

Chee Kam said Wednesday's visit hospital really "put things in perspective" for him.

The players delivered presents and posed for photos with the children, their parents and hospital staff.