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Union J joins Christmas party at Chelsea Children’s Hospital

07 December 2015

Being in hospital for any length of time can be very hard, for the child and also their family. Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to have funded a Christmas party for the children and young people who have been treated at Chelsea Children’s Hospital over the current year.

Being in hospital for any length of time can be very hard, for the child and also their family. Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to have funded a Christmas party for the children and young people who have been treated at Chelsea Children’s Hospital over the current year.

Boy band Union J made a special appearance at a Christmas party at Chelsea Children’s Hospital on Saturday (5 December), along with two other special guests, previous X Factor contestants Luke Friend and Ollie Marland. The party, funded by Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity, was for children who have been treated in the hospital. Union J joined in different activities and had a great time with the children, visiting them on the wards and playing with others in the Christmas party.

Consultant Paediatric Urologist Dr Marie-Farrugia said: "It was a pleasure to see my patients' delighted faces at all the surprises that the party had in store. I was particularly impressed by the generosity and all-round loveliness of the boys from Union J, the kids loved them.”

The lower ground floor of the hospital was transformed into a winter wonderland with the help of the visual merchandising team from Peter Jones, a department store in Sloane Square.

Flava Dance Group from Britain’s Got Talent performed and ran dance workshops and cartoonist Rosie Brooks ran drawing workshops; CBRE hosted Santa’s Grotto providing an army of elves and a present for every child.

Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity wants to give a special thanks to the army of volunteers. The event has shown a different side to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital and Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity has organised this Christmas party in tribute of the children and their families.