A dream day for sick kids

Rangers defender Bilel Moshi proved popular with the youngsters at the party
Rangers defender Bilel Moshi proved popular with the youngsters at the party

The annual Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation Christmas Party for sick children took place at Fir Park on Sunday.

The party, now in its 14th year, gave youngsters and their families the chance to take their minds off their treatment and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Les said: “I’m delighted to make the kids happy and get them away from hospital for the day.”

The party always attracts a hosts of special guests and this year they included Rangers players Bilel Moshni and Lewis Macleod, Celtic coach John Kennedy and player Tom Rogic and Dundee’s ex-’Well striker David Clarkson

In addition the cast of Cinderella at Motherwell Theatre were on hand to sing with the kids and firefighters from Motherwell took them out in one of their appliances.

The highlight was a visit from Santa who gave out gifts including iPads and bikes.

An ‘X-Factor’ singing contest took place with the winner receiving tickets to an X-Factor meet ‘n’ greet next year.

X-Factor runner-up Nicholas McDonald appears alongside Michelle McManus, Emily Middlemas and Tom Urie on the charity’s new single This Christmas which is available on iTunes.

Leftover food was donated to a local foodbank and presents and selection boxes are being donated to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital.