Media Release

Santa’s little helpers use Land Rovers instead of sleighs

Kind hearted Land Rover drivers played Santa to help patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn to gear up for Christmas by popping by to drop off some presents.

A convoy of 4x4s participating in the Ryston Landrover Run visited the hospital on Sunday (8 December) to deliver sacks full of presents for elderly patients on West Newton ward.

The annual voyage to the hospital involved 40 Land Rovers, including some from nearby clubs such as Mudmunchers, Fenlanders and East Anglian Off Roaders.

The group set off from Ryston Hall to make their way to the hospital.

Organiser Philip Shipp said: “We had a great day, it went so well. The drivers always look forward to the day and get dressed up for the occasion. We must have had eight or nine sacks full of presents, which is absolutely unbelievable.”

Caroline Shaw, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Land Rover drivers for their efforts in collecting presents for patients.

“Being in hospital over the Christmas period is never fun, but these gifts and the thought that has gone into them will help to make a real difference and bring some festive cheer.

Thank you for all your good work.”

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