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14 December 2015

Children’s Christmas party reunites cardiac patients treated at Bristol Children’s Hospital

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Children with heart conditions got into the spirit of Christmas this weekend as the children's cardiac team from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children hosted a party full of cheer.

Over 120 past patients, who have undergone heart surgery at the hospital in the past year, attended the event with parents, carers and siblings. In total, over 300 people joined in the celebrations which took place in the festively decorated Royal Marriot Hotel on College Green. The party was generously funded by Bristol Children's Hospital charity Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal and the venue and disco kindly provided free of charge by the Royal Marriott Hotel.

Anna Shepherd, deputy director of The Grand Appeal, said: "It was a pleasure to support this fantastic Christmas celebration once again this year for cardiac patients and their families. Christmas is such a special time for families, and it was wonderful to see them all having lots of fun together."  

Families got the opportunity to share their experiences with each other and reunite with members of the children's cardiac team. Attendees were treated to a magician, part games and of course Father Christmas made an appearance.

William Booth, matron for children's heart services and the intensive care unit at Bristol Children's Hospital, said: "What a wonderful start to the festive season to see so many children we have treated over the past year at the Bristol Children's Hospital looking forward to Christmas with their parents and families, it makes all our hard work so very rewarding and have the opportunity to celebrate with them."