Patients, families and staff welcomed a special visitor to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Bolton Hospital ahead of his busy night.
Commenting on his visit, Santa said to staff:
“I’ve got a busy night ahead of me but I wanted to pop into the hospital to say hello to the children who have to spend Christmas in hospital. I really enjoyed meeting them and their families. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet some of the staff who work on the children’s ward to thank them for going the extra-mile this year to keep the children safe during the pandemic.”
Santa distributed treats and presents to the children, including some ‘Kevin the carrot’ soft toys donated by Scott Machenry, Manager of local Aldi store.
Pictured with Santa are Archie Rowles, aged 2 and Florence Williams aged 5.