Youngsters collect early presents

GIFTS GALORE . . . Les Hoey is pictured with Rhona Lawrie and the presents that were presented to the children.
GIFTS GALORE . . . Les Hoey is pictured with Rhona Lawrie and the presents that were presented to the children.

CHRISTMAS came early for youngsters from all over Scotland who arrived in Motherwell for what was undoubtedly a highlight on their festive calendars.

For the annual Christmas party organised by renowned Wishaw volunteer Les Hoey took place at the Centenary Suite at Fir Park on Sunday.

CAST OF MANY FACES . . . the kids meet panto stars and celebrities.

CAST OF MANY FACES . . . the kids meet panto stars and celebrities.

The event, for children with life-limiting conditions, offers the youngsters something to look forward to all year.

It was attended by the cast of this year’s Beauty and the Beast panto at Motherwell Theatre as well as other celebrities.

Those who attended tucked into treats, enjoyed party games and received gifts.

For more pictures, see this week’s Times & Speaker dated Thursday, December 22.