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West Lothian megastar Lewis Capaldi recently visited children in hospital in Glasgow for a special Christmas treat organised by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
The Bathgate chart-topper took time out from his UK and Ireland winter tour to spend time with patients at the city’s children’s hospital and the children could not hide their delight when he surprised them during the afternoon.
Lewis’ visit is just one of a number of festive surprises organised by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to help make the Christmas season as special as possible for the young patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.
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The newborn and her parents face spending a month in one hospital while they wait for a bed to become available in another Niamh Williams was born on October 1 in hospital in Abergavenny weighing 8lbs 10oz. But due to her cleft palate she must undergo a series of assessments in Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff before being discharged.
He said: “I had a lovely day with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, meeting some of the kids at the children’s hospital in Glasgow and spending time with them. Being in hospital at Christmas must be so hard for kids and their families, so it was really special to be asked along to surprise a few of them.”
Shona Cardle, Chief Executive of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “It certainly felt like Christmas came early when Lewis visited our young patients. They were so excited and absolutely thrilled to meet Lewis, and we cannot thank him enough for taking time out of his very busy schedule to make some Christmas wishes come true.
“At Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity we work hard to make Christmas magical for the children who will spend Christmas in hospital. Our programme of events, visits and surprises will ensure that these children and their families won’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the festive season.”
For more information on Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, visit www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org, email email@example.com or call 0141 212 8750.
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