Santa has taken a break from Christmas preparations to take gifts to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
As well as dropping off gifts, the visitor from Lapland also raised funds for the UK’s first Rare Disease Centre for children.
Youngsters and their parents took photos and talked to Santa during his visit. One of them, Joseph, asked him if Christmas could come earlier.
Kirsty White, Corporate Fundraising Officer with the charity, thinks the visit has been a real success: “He made the children really happy, seeing them walk past him in the corridor and double take to make sure that it definitely was Santa, then having photos taken with him.
“He also came with a few collection buckets and a lot of our parents and children here were donating. Those buckets are continuing on into the city today for more collections.”
The annual Christmas Concert fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital will take place on December 14th, at St Martin’s Church in the Bullring.