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Panto stars visit Yorkhill

December 09, 2011 3:14 PM

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Ahead of performing at their successful Kings Theatre pantomime Scottish theatrical stars brought Christmas to patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill when they switched on the fairy lights dressing the hospital’s 20ft Christmas tree.

Attending the grand switch-on were the stars of Sleeping Beauty at the Kings Theatre including Karen Dunbar as Nanny, Claire Grogan as the wicked fairy Carabosse, Keith Jack as Prince Charming, River City’s Lorna Anderson as Princess Beauty and Aaron Usher as Jimmy Jingles.  They also paid a visit to the hospital’s Schiehallion Ward to see some of the children who weren’t able to come down to the lights switch on. 

The tree has been donated by Glasgow City Council and once again the garlands of lights have been presented by lighting retailer Pagazzi Lighting.

Shona Cardle, Chief Executive of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation thanked Glasgow City Council, Pagazzi Lighting and the stars of Sleeping Beauty for their contribution to what has become a Christmas tradition at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

She added: “We are so grateful to the stars of Sleeping Beauty for taking time out of their busy performance schedule to come up to Yorkhill to switch on our Christmas tree lights.

“Everyone at the hospital looks forward to this occasion and we would like to sincerely thank all involved for making Christmas special for so many sick children.”

Alan Pagan, Chairman of Pagazzi Lighting said: “Pagazzi Lighting is delighted to be asked to get involved with Yorkhill again. It is an honour to be given the opportunity to light up the tree for the children this Christmas.”

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