TV stars drop in for children’s hospice visit

Star: Dance group SDJ meet Gethin Jones at Bluebell Wood.
Star: Dance group SDJ meet Gethin Jones at Bluebell Wood.
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TV STARS paid a special visit to youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice - and brought a very special guest to wish the children a Merry Christmas.

Presenters from ITV’s Daybreak programme flew in by helicopter early yesterday morning - and gave Santa a lift to the North Anston hospice as well.

Telly star Gethin Jones presented the programme live from the hospice all morning, while local groups the Steel Pantastics, SDJ dance crew and fundraising group the Blu Crew provided entertainment.

Father Christmas handed out gifts including tickets for Disney on Ice at Sheffield Arena in the New Year to 25 youngsters.

Sarah Champion, chief executive at the hospice, said: “It was absolutely magical for all the children.”

Sarah Smith, mum of hospice user Jamie, 13, said “It was a wonderful experience for both Jamie and me. Gethin got Jamie a special present, and presented it to him live on air.

“Jamie’s face was a picture, he was over the moon.”