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Nursery children bring Christmas cheer to patients

20 December 2013


Ladybird Nursery children made their ward rounds this morning at Southend University Hospital spreading Christmas cheer.

The little ones, all dressed up in their festive finest delivered Christmas cards to poorly patients.

Hundreds of handmade Christmas cards have been donated to the nursery so that the children can pass them on to those spending the season in hospital.

The children were dressed in a selection of cute costumes including angels, shepherds and Christmas puddings.

Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive, said: "The children were really excited about visiting the wards. It's such a lovely thing for them to do and brings so much joy to patients at this time of year."

Claire Ricks, acting deputy manager of the nursery, said: "Delivering the Christmas cards to patients was a huge success; the children loved dressing up & bringing smiles to the faces of visitors, staff and patients."