The enchanting cast of His Majesty’s Theatre’s pantomime, including Greg McHugh and Julie Coombe, visited Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital to bring festive joy to patients.
This delightful initiative, part of The Archie Foundation’s Advent Calendar campaign, unfolded as a special treat for the children, families, and dedicated staff at the hospital. Launched on December 1, the campaign aims to create a festive atmosphere, offering an array of enjoyable activities and memorable experiences throughout the month.
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Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive, Sharon Burgess, expressed her heartfelt sentiments, saying, “It’s a fantastic privilege to support the outstanding work of The Archie Foundation, and we hope our fabulous panto cast were able to help add a bit of festive sparkle to the day for staff and patients alike.”
The hospital visit by the esteemed cast; featuring McHugh as Gary: Tank Commander, Alan McHugh (Nurse Nellie MacDuff), Paul J Corrigan (Slimeball), Coombe (Carabosse), Danielle Jam (The Spirit of Pantomime), Michael Karl Lewis (Prince Angus), and Jemma Ferries (Sleeping Beauty); became a source of joy for young patients, bringing some much-needed laughter and a touch of magic to the wards.
Cassie McGunnigle, Fundraising Manager at The Archie Foundation, shared her enthusiasm, stating, “We were absolutely thrilled to welcome the cast of Sleeping Beauty at His Majesty’s Theatre to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. The panto stars were brilliant with the children and brought some much-needed laughter and a bit of magic to the wards.”
The Archie Foundation, known for its commitment to supporting children’s hospitals, ensures that the festive season is a time of joy and happiness for those in the hospital. The cast’s visit added a special touch to the Advent Calendar campaign, exemplifying the spirit of giving and bringing smiles to the faces of young patients and their families.For more information about the practical, financial, and emotional support available from The Archie Foundation, visit www.archie.org/getsupport/.