Billy Bantam brings cheers to wards!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Senior staff nurse Julie Hutchinson and staff nurse Aneela Zubair getting into the Bantams spirit. Senior staff nurse Julie Hutchinson and staff nurse Aneela Zubair getting into the Bantams spirit.

The children’s wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary were awash with claret and amber yesterday as Billy Bantam spread some festive cheer.

Supporters’ groups Friends of Bradford City, Shipley Bantams, Bantamstrek and SMF Print Bradford joined the Bradford City mascot to hand out Christmas gifts to young patients on wards two, 16 and 17.

Children spending the holiday season in hospital were treated to copies of Bantams’ book The League of Dreams, Friends of Bradford City scarves, We Made History DVDs and selection boxes.

Mick Shackleton, of Friends of Bradford City, said: “We wanted to spread some Christmas cheer and paint the wards claret and amber. Billy Bantam put smiles on the faces of children who can’t be at home over the festive period. “

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree