Chrildren in Portsmouth hospital get a visit from fire officers

CHILDREN were all smiles as Cosham Fire Station hosted children from Queen Alexandra Hospital to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:18 pm
From left, firefighter Phil Jackson, Colin Webb and firefighter Mitch Creighton with Santa and Alexander Barnes from Portchester, eight Picture: Ian Hargreaves (161364-3)

Youngsters were thrown a party by firefighters who have raised money throughout the year and were also given presents.

There was also the chance to sit behind the wheel of a fire engine.

Firefighter Jeff Groom said: ‘We do this every year and it is a way to make the children happy.

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‘It’s nice to be able to put a smile on the children’s faces at Christmas.

‘For those who could not make it, we’ll be taking their presents up to the hospital in an engine.’