Magical day as Frozen film favourites pay royal visit in Leeds

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Frozen fans received a magical surprise when their favourite princesses made their dreams come true.

Princess Elsa and Princess Anna from Disney’s smash hit Frozen dropped in to say hello to young patients at the Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Anna and Elsa Frozen visited the Leeds Children's Hospital. Pictured with Ellie Whittles 11 from Castleford.

Anna and Elsa Frozen visited the Leeds Children's Hospital. Pictured with Ellie Whittles 11 from Castleford.

The pair, who were played by Molly Wright and Charlotte Oldfield, visited excited youngsters at the children’s heart unit and day care ward yesterday to spread some Easter cheer.

They spoke to young patients and the pair were even treated to some Easter cakes made by 11-year-old patient Joseph Williamson from Normanton.

Play leader Emma Marshall told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It was wonderful to welcome the two fairy tale princesses to the wards.

“They certainly brought smiles to many of the children who we care for here at the hospital.”

Also paying a visit to the young patients yesterday was the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun David Congreve, who toured the wards to hand out some egg-tastic treats.

Donated by community regeneration specialist Keepmoat, the chocolate eggs proved a hit with the youngsters at Leeds Children’s Hospital - which is this year’s Lord mayor’s charity.

Coun Congreve said: “It was brilliant to be able to visit the LGI and be able to hand out over 400 Easter eggs to youngsters kindly donated by Keepmoat.”

Sean Corcoran, regional director for Keepmoat said over 400 employees, working on contracts in Leeds, donated Easter eggs for visit.

“It was wonderful to see the children’s faces light up with the Easter egg delivery and special guest, Keepmoat Ken.

“The occasion was made extra special with the Lord Mayor visiting to bring a smile to those children who have to be in hospital during Easter.”

Leeds fundraisers Vicky Morrell and Dawn Hay have also been busy fundraising to buy 435 Easter eggs for children at the LGI, with help from the Smiley Riley charity.

Pupils from Birkenshaw Primary also crafted a special card to go with each egg that was donated.

JUST ONE DAY

The Lord Mayor of Leeds has urged the city’s residents and businesses to support his ‘Just One Day’ fundraising push in aid of Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Coun David Congreve is asking the people of Leeds to spare one day - April 24 - to raise money for his chosen charity before his term of office ends in May.

He said: “We will make sure that all proceeds from the day are given to the Leeds Children’s Hospital, whose staff, day-in day-out, does such a wonderful job looking after our youngsters.”

Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/justoneday or donate at www.justgiving.com/lmca.

Peoples Holding staff Liv Pad, Liv Woodward, and Dan Causio.

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