In the run up to Christmas, youngsters in the children’s ward of Hereford County Hospital as well as in Brookfields, Barrs Court and Black Marston schools together with Martha Trust, all enjoyed visits giving a special presentation of ‘Frozen’.
These visits were arranged by Herefordshire Council’s chairman, Councillor Brian Wilcox while the presentation was organised by former councillor, Nick Nenadich, with his niece and two drama students from Herefordshire College of Art dressed up as the main characters of Elsa, Anna and Snowman Olaf from famous movie ‘Frozen’.
Speaking about the visits Councillor Brian Wilcox said, “I am delighted to have been involved with these marvellous students in visiting children in hospital and schools, spreading the spirit of Christmas to so many young people. It was great to see their eyes light up on seeing Frozen’s main characters, with many of them joining in singing their well-known songs.”
Stacy Edwards, play specialist at the children’s ward said, “We really appreciated the visit from Frozen. Hospital can be a very stressful and scary place; especially for children however having Frozen visit changed the atmosphere in the ward. It no longer felt like a hospital ward but instead a mini party. It gave children the chance to forget about being ill and that they are in the hospital at Christmas.”
A couple of days later, the group put on full performances at the Robert Owen Academy, together with showing the film. Many of the children joined in singing with the cast whilst Nick Nenadich liberally handed out chocolates and other goodies.
He commented, “I was really excited to be there with the children and would like to thank all those who participated and helped to make the event possible.”
The funds raised from these main performances will go towards Robert Owen’s social club and to the council chairman’s chosen charity, The Haven. It is hoped that the fund will soon reach the £60,000 target set to provide an extra nurse for two years to meet the high demand from breast cancer survivors and their families who turn to The Haven for help and support.