Stage stars spread Christmas cheer at QA

Picture: Malcolm Wells

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Panto stars put smiles on the faces of sick children when they visited Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Cast members performing in Aladdin at Ferneham Hall in Fareham, took time out from their busy schedules to spread Christmas cheer on the children's wards.

Ella Bartholomew, six, pictured, from Waterlooville, was thrilled to see the cast in their full panto costumes and chat to them about what she wants for Christmas.

Dad Glynn said: 'I think it's great them doing this.

'Being in a hospital bed can get quite monotonous but this really helps keep their spirits up.'

CITV favourite Chris Edgerley, who is playing Wishee-Washee in the panto, was among those to visit the hospital.

He said: 'It's really nice to be able to come and see the children.

'We're so pleased we can help make them smile.'