Pictured is a young patient with Sharon Evans and Clare Etherington
Patients at Leeds Children’s Hospital were given an early Christmas treat when Harrogate-based High Street TV dropped off some very animated gifts.
The hospital was hosting its annual Christmas party, organised and funded by Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal, when the team from multi-channel retailer High Street TV delivered over 600 pairs of Stompeez slippers.
As well as receiving the animated slippers, children fit and well enough to leave the ward also enjoyed party food and games, face painting and Christmas gifts at The Learning Zone within the wing.
High Street TV marketing director Francesca Woodward said: “We’re delighted to be here on the Clarendon Wing today to donate our slippers. We couldn’t think of a better way to spread the joy of Christmas and help to cheer up the kids here on the ward.”
Sharon Evans, fundraising development manager for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation, said: “The children were so excited to wear their new slippers. We’d like to thank the team at High Street TV for their generous donation.
“Christmas is a really sensitive and important time for children and families staying at, or visiting Leeds Children’s Hospital and all of the staff are dedicated to making sure that all children are cared for to the highest standards and that we achieve the very best outcomes for ill children and those with long term conditions.”
The children’s wards at Leeds Children’s Hospital have a mixture of short-term and long stay children and young people with a wide range of conditions, as the hospital is the regional centre for the treatment of cancer, renal and liver failure, acquired brain injuries, cystic fibrosis and cardiac conditions.