Britain’s Got Talent stars Ashleigh & Pudsey bring Starlight’s Christmas Panto to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Christmas can be a particularly gloomy time for poorly children
undergoing treatment in hospital but a visit from Britain's Got
Talent stars and Starlight's Christmas Panto will soon bring a dose
of festive fun and laughter to the young patients at the Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
Christmas came early in the Teen Zone at the hospital with a
visit from Ashleigh & Pudsey, the world famous duo who won
Britain's Got Talent in 2012 and will shortly be starring as Alice
Fitzwarren and her faithful dog in Dick Whittington at
Manchester's Opera House this Christmas.
The visit was arranged by Starlight, which is a national charity
that provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices and grants
wishes for seriously and terminally ill children. It
coincided with the arrival of Starlight's Christmas Panto at the
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and together Ashleigh and
Pudsey and Starlight's interactive performance of Sleeping Beauty
will bring lots of smiles to young patients there.
Therapeutic and Specialised Play Service Manager Susan
Fairclough said: "Every year we look forward to the arrival of
Starlight's panto and the entertainment and distraction it brings
with it and is always a great dose of fun for our young patients!
We have the added bonus of some entertainment from Ashleigh and
Pudsey and are so grateful to those who give up their time to come
and spread some season cheer for our patients and their
During the visit, the panto's four actors dances, dazzled and
sang for the young patients, their families and the staff.
Ashleigh and Pudsey then joined the cast at the end of the
performance to present some of the dances and tricks that won the
nation's hearts during Britain's Got Talent 2012. Ashleigh
and Pudsey and the Starlight Christmas Panto cast then visited
children and their families in some of the hospital's wards.