Hospital's Christmas Lights Switch On

25 November 2019

WITH exactly one month to go before Christmas Day finally arrives, friends of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital gathered around the giant Christmas tree to watch the lights switch on.

Charity patron and actor John Thomson, charity mascot Humphrey Bear and patient Kennedy Rogers, aged 11, all gathered round to press the big red button and get festivities started off.

The party took place in the main atrium of the hospital, but children and staff from across the hospital wards came out onto the corridors to watch from the balconies above.

Entertainer Louby Lou from the Magic Makers hosted the event, getting everyone in the festive spirit by playing Christmas songs and encouraging onlookers to join in the dancing. 

Christmas classics such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells were played, while health play specialist Yvie Morley also gave a special performance of Oh Holy Night.

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This is the hospital's 10th Christmas at the Oxford Road site and 2019 has been a special year of celebrations. 

Don't forget to check out our 10th Birthday video (below).