Patients on the children’s ward at Worthing Hospital have enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas and his elves.
Staff and students from St Andrew’s CE School in Worthing, handed out presents on Bluefin ward.
It is the school’s fifth year bringing presents – which are bought and wrapped by the pupils – to the hospital.
Junior Dhupa, a student at St Andrew’s, said: “This is the first year I’ve been involved with this, but I think it’s really important to help out. I’ve been a patient here and it’s not nice being ill, so I’m glad to be able to cheer up the other children on the ward.”
As well as handing out presents to the children who were on Bluefin Ward at the time, St Andrew’s left behind a stack of presents to delight children throughout the festive period.
Christie Taylor, Bluefin play manager, said: “The Christmas visit from St Andrew’s always brings a lot of Christmas cheer to Bluefin. Being in hospital is hard enough when you’re a kid, but at this time of year it’s even harder on our little patients and their families.
“A visit from Father Christmas makes it just a little bit more bearable for everyone.”
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