SMILES lit wards at the Launceston General Hospital yesterday, as children were greeted by players and staff from the Heritage Isle Tornadoes.
Toys were presented to a number of young patients in preparation for Give Me Five For Kids month in June.
Tornadoes coach Peta Sinclair said the visit was a humbling experience for the women.
``We have a great support base in Launceston and we thought it was a great opportunity to say thank you,'' she said.
``It's about spending time with the kids, having some fun and even a laugh with them.
``After all, laughter and positivity are the best medicine.''
Sinclair also added the visit provided a wealth of experience to some of the squad's younger players.
``It helps with their confidence, because it's not an easy thing to meet new people,'' she said.
``This allowed them to open up and help make a difference in the children's lives.''
Debbie Sweeney, of St Luke's Health, said she was overwhelmed by the club's support.
``This is just one example of how our community in Launceston bands together,'' she said.
``Community organisations and a local business like ours, giving back where it matters - it's so important.''