St John’s Hospice had a visit from two very special friends ahead of the festive period.
Reindeers Blizzard and Bell were the guests of honour at the Slyne Road charity as patients in both the day hospice and ward got into the Christmas spirit.
The festive visitors were also joined by pupils from Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s Primary School who sang carols.
While the two reindeer were largely well behaved, there were some strange sights on their visit to the hospice last Thursday.
Head of fundraising Catherine Butterworth said: “Dr Sally Reeder dressed up as Mrs Claus and at one point patients in the ward looked out of their windows and saw her being carried along by a reindeer at some speed.
“Other than that I think they behaved themselves!
“They visited the day hospice and were taken round the ward outside.
“It’s what the hospice is about. Life here is for living and being in the hospice doesn’t mean you don’t get to meet Rudolf and his friends!”
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