December 21, 2018 11.57 am This story is over 65 months old

Red Arrows spread Christmas cheer to sick children

They visited Lincoln County Hospital to brighten up the children’s day

Red Arrows pilots and crew have been spreading Christmas cheer to children who’ll spend the holidays in hospital wards.

They visited youngsters, parents and staff at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital.

It is part of a tradition by the Red Arrows tradition to greet and spread festive cheer to the children.

Michael Fox, flying officer and public relations officer for the Red Arrows, said: “The Red Arrows assisted by setting up a table, with posters and stickers for the kids to take away with them.

“We also took our virtual reality headsets for the children to get a taste of what it is like to fly in the aircraft as well as a flying helmet, which they could try on.

Blues meeting up at Lincoln County Hospital.

“It was a privilege for the team to be there in the run-up to the festive period and certainly very humbling to learn more about the excellent care the children receive.”

Members of the Blues, the Red Arrows’ support team, also visited young people as they were treated at Lincoln County Hospital.

Blues and Reds together at the Great Ormond Street Hospital event.

Corporal Josephy Carey, one of the Blues who visited Lincoln, said: “We receive so much support from the public throughout our display season, especially in the local community.

“So it means a lot that we are able to give something back, particularly at this time of year.”