PICTURES: Sparkling display brings festive cheer to Sheffield Children's HospitalÂ
A twinkling array of sparking snowflakes has helped to spread some festive cheer atÂ Sheffield Children's Hospital.Â Â
Patients and staff gathered for the official Christmas lights switch on earlier tonight.
They looked on in awe as the exterior of theÂ hospital was illuminated by more than 250Â bright snowflakes.Â
While the lights will help to bring a little festiveÂ cheer, they also serve an important purpose in raising money for the hospital each year.Â The snowflakes are sponsored by companiesÂ acrossÂ the region, which has raised Â£256, 800 this year alone.
Tchad Western, corporate partnership manager at The Children's Hospital Charity, said: 'A huge thank you to all our sponsors who have helped us raise a record-breaking amount for Sheffield Children's Hospital this Christmas.Â Every penny raised will help us in our appeal for an expanded emergency department, which as a designated major trauma centre, helps up to 200 children a day from across the region with every possible problem imaginable.'Â