21 December 2012 – Police visit children’s ward to spread Christmas cheer
Officer’s from West Yorkshire Police, based in Keighley, played Santa when they visited Airedale Hospital’s children’s ward with two sacks full of presents.
Two of the team, of around 35 officers from the divisional control room who had brought and wrapped presents, delivered the gifts to the ward in the hope of bringing an extra smile to the children who are in hospital over Christmas.
PC Lisa Smith of the Airedale and North Bradford Divisional Control Room said “We simply wanted to create a little bit of Christmas spirit for those children who will be a ward over the festive period. Being in hospital can be hard for anyone and taking a little bit of time to think of others can often go a long way. We are dedicated to the community we serve and hope that it brings a smile to a few faces.”
While staff on the ward work extremely hard in the lead up to Christmas to try and get children home in time for the holidays unfortunately there are some cases where this is not practical. The presents will help hospital staff bring some extra Christmas cheer to children who cannot be at home.