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Lorraine Kelly to light up Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital


The new presenter of the hit ITV1 show Children’s Hospital turned on the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Christmas lights. Lorraine Kelly, with the help of Bolton Boys School, the Royal Northern College of Music and the hospital choir illuminated RMCH on Tuesday 7th December. Charity patrons England and Everton footballer Phil Neville and his wife Julie also joined in the fun. 

Lorraine was just one of many people who helped to make the festive period that little bit more special for children who will have to stay in hospital over Christmas. Throughout December, many organisations including the Royal Air Force, Barclays Bank Woolworths, Sale Grammar School, GMP Tactical Aid Unit and Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey team dropped in. 

Alwyn Hughes, Divisional Director of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, said: “We are grateful to all the organisations who visit our hospital over the Christmas period. It not only spreads a little seasonal cheer for our young patients and their families, but also our dedicated staff who work 365 days a year.” 

Lorraine added: “I'm honoured to be switching on the Christmas lights at this wonderful hospital. The staff do an amazing job making Christmas special for children who are undergoing treatment here over the festive season.”