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Christmas Carol Cast Pay Surprise Visit to Alder Hey

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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital received some early festive cheer this week, thanks to a surprise visit from our cast of ‘A Christmas Carol – the musical’.

Taking a break from rehearsals, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visited the world leading hospital to give patients, staff and visitors an exclusive preview of the show.

Along with Tiny Tim and two of the production’s dancers, members of the cast also spent time giving out gifts to the young patients and their visiting relatives.

We are performing the North West Premiere of this popular Christmas musical and are supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity, by donating a percentage of our ticket sales revenue.

BOST Chairman, Meryl Langford said: “The story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ includes themes of charity and goodwill, and knowing that several of our cast members have personal experiences of needing the services of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, we knew that this organisation would be a wonderful fit for us to support.”

Linzi Stefanov, who is playing The Ghost of Christmas Future, said: “I have three boys between the ages of four and 16 who have all received treatment at this wonderful facility over the past few years, so it’s very rewarding for me to be able to give something back here today.”

The costumed BOST members met a number of families during their visit, including Clare and Brad Simpson from Leigh, who along with their two daughters Millie, seven, and Sophie, five, were visiting their 20 month old son Link.

Clare said: “To see the cast turn up here today was a lovely surprise and everyone from BOST was so friendly.

“Our girls were taught some of the dance moves from the show and the cast even came up to our son’s ward to make sure he was included in the festive activities, which was a special moment for us.”

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year.

Irene Axon, Senior Community Fundraising Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, added: “It’s been fantastic having the ‘A Christmas Carol’ cast here today.

“They created a fun-filled and joyful experience for our patients and their generous financial donation will be put towards a range of life-saving medical equipment and facilities which will make a real difference to families every day.”

‘A Christmas Carol – the musical’ is being performed at Liverpool’s Royal Court from 7th to 10th November. Tickets start from £15 with family and group discounts available.

Tickets can be bought in person from the theatre’s Box Office, by phone (0151 709 4321) or online.

 

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