A FAIRYTALE princess visited sick children at Sunderland Royal to brighten up their Christmas.
Sunderland City Council’s library services arranged for the princess to visit the children’s ward at Sunderland Royal as part of the hospital book service it runs, in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).
The service provides children with daily access to library books during their stay in hospital.
It also means that children whose condition means they are likely to need time to recuperate, can be referred to the books at home service once they are back home.
Councillor John Kelly, portfolio holder for public health, wellness and culture, said: “The hospital book service offers a fantastic lifeline for children in hospital all year round, and we couldn’t run it without the RVS volunteers who do such a brilliant job.
“However, we wanted to do something a bit magical for kids in hospital over Christmas by arranging a very special visitor.”