Stormzy & Idris Elba Dressed Up As Santa To Surprise A Children's Hospital & Basically Won Christmas
15 December 2017, 17:01
This is the true spirit of Christmas!
The fact that Stormzy and Idris Elba are pals makes us so happy, but the fact that they give so much back to the community makes us even happier!
Looking to spread some Christmas joy, the duo teamed up and visited staff and children at hospitals in East London to give them an early Christmas gift to remember.
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The pair posed for pics with patients and staff and Idris spoke to the Newham Recorder about the reason for the visit.
Thank you so much to our amazing secret Santas @idriselba and Stormzy for visiting Rainbow ward today. You made our day! pic.twitter.com/3JZ8BS0Adh— Newham Hospital (@NewhamHospital) December 14, 2017
Idris explained, "I always wanted to give back in this way, to children’s hospitals. With a 15-year-old daughter and three-year-old son myself, I can only imagine the anguish and maybe even fear these children and their parents are experiencing."
"This visit was just a moment for me to hopefully bring a smile to the children who are unwell, in hospital and away from the comfort of their homes during the Christmas period."
Whipps Cross Hospital and Newham Hospital were the destination for the Secret Santas and they rerally did put smiles on so many faces.
And it wasn’t just our patients who got to hang out with our special guests - our hard working staff did too @idriselba @Stormzy1 @WXPaediatrics @Stowkristy @AlanGurney6 pic.twitter.com/SLvSAkvynG— Whipps Cross Hosp (@WhippsCrossHosp) December 14, 2017
20 month old Derek Duncan was one of the youngsters who got to meet the stars and his dad said, “What a surprise! Great to see two mega stars taking time out to dress up as Santa and bringing gifts for our son – a treasured memory. Thank you Newham Hospital.”
What a start to the festive season.
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