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The joy and happiness of the festive season was celebrated at Ronald McDonald House on Sunday with Newcastle Knights, Tyrone Roberts and Tyler Randell joining in to spread some Christmas cheer.

Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home to families of seriously ill or injured children.

Although 2013 marked a tough year for many of the children and their families, the smiles on faces at Sundays Christmas party showed the day was dedicated to having fun.

The 300 guests were entertained by fun activities, entertainers and a reptile display, with the day culminating in a special visit from Santa Claus bearing presents.

Roberts and Randell had their faces painted, signed autographs and mingled with kids and families throughout the afternoon.

The two players enjoyed being a part of the day and meeting those who have benefited from the valuable service Ronald McDonald House provides to families in the region.

"It's great to see so many people smiling today. Sometimes families staying in the House are going through tough times, so to see everyone happy and enjoying the day is great," Tyrone Roberts said.

"Everyone at the House does a fantastic job. Without the service the House provides, many families from regional areas wouldn't be able to be together during difficult times," Tyler Randell added.

The Ronald McDonald House accommodates up to 800 families throughout the year and provides an atmosphere for families and their children, where the familiar routines of home life can continue as much as possible.