Cinderella heads to Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull University Teaching Hospital’s Pantomime, Cinderella

Hull Hospital’s resident playwright and nurse, Steph Flanagan, returns and she’s bringing the festive cheer with her.  Nursing staff will be starring in their very own Hospital Trust pantomime Cinderella, to be held in the Lecture Theatre at Hull Royal Infirmary, on Saturday 30th November.

A cast of 18 have been busy learning their lines and best panto phrases in what promises to be a great evening of family fun as the story of Cinderella unfolds.  

Steph said: “As part of Hull becoming the UK City of Culture back in 2017, we were able to reintroduce the much loved Hospital Panto, a tradition which was sadly missed, enabling family, friends and supporters of our Hospitals to come together. This is now the third year of the Trust’s pantomime, with this year being the old favourite ‘Cinderella’ with ugly sisters like you’ve never seen before, come along and join us for a great evening.”

Hull University Teaching Hospital’s Pantomime, Cinderella.

Tickets priced at £5 for Adults and £3 for children.  Each child will receive a gift from Father Christmas.  Tickets are available via Paypal; contact Steph for more details email stephanie.flanagan@hey.nhs.uk

All funds raised on the evening will go towards supporting the hospitals charity, WISHH Children’s Sensory Room campaign, in a bid to raise £10,000 as Hull Hospital’s own Lee Bond takes on the 2020 London Marathon Challenge tinyurl.com/leebondmarathon  

The Hull University Teaching Hospital’s panto follows on from Steph and cast’s success of Egg White and Oxygen, which raised £3,000 for the WISHH charity which was used  towards providing a portable Breast Scanner at Castle Hill Hospital and other items to make a difference to patients and loved ones cared for across our hospitals.

WISHH – Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals – was set up in 2016 to support Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospitals.

The WISHH charity raises funds to enhance the services and facilities provided by the NHS by providing those “added extras” to improve the experience of patients and families.

In its first three years, WISHH has worked with the public to fund a reminiscence cinema for elderly patients in the Department of Elderly Medicine, arranged for the donation of a mini Tesla car to take patients to the operating theatre and has purchased two AIRVO machines to help children with breathing problems in A&E.

To find out more and to support the work of the WISHH Charity, contact Lisa Whitton, Charity Manager 01482 622299 or Email: lisa.whitton@hey.nhs.uk  or visit @WISHHCharity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

[Lisa Whitton – WISHH]

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