EastEnders star delivers festive fun to patients

07 Dec 2015

Popular actress, Tameka Empson, brought a touch of Christmas sparkle to Whittington Health as she kicked off the Trust’s festive celebrations at a special ceremony to switch on their Christmas tree lights.

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Popular actress, Tameka Empson, brought a touch of Christmas sparkle to Whittington Health as she kicked off the Trust’s festive celebrations at a special ceremony to switch on their Christmas tree lights.

Tameka, who is best known for playing Kim Fox in the BBC soap EastEnders, was joined by Jennifer Mann, Mayor of Haringey, and Steve Hitchins, Chairman of Whittington Health as well as a host of patients and colleagues to mark the festive occasion.

Speaking about the switch on, Tameka said: “I am honoured to be part of the Christmas celebrations at Whittington Health. The hospital will always have a special place in my heart as I gave birth to my daughter here. The tree looks fantastic and I hope that it helps to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer to patients and their families when they visit.”

The 25ft tree, which was sponsored by a local firm, will be displayed in the main reception of the Archway hospital site.

The Christmas light switch on marks the start of the festive celebrations at Whittington Health, which will see a range of choirs, bands and groups visit the Trust to entertain patients and their families throughout the festive season.

Steve Hitchins, Chairman of Whittington Health, said: “Christmas is often seen as a special time of year, but it can be hard if you, or a loved one, are spending that time in hospital. We are delighted that so many groups have come together to bring some Christmas spirit to the Trust and help entertain patients and their families throughout the festive season. As well as the Christmas tree light switch on, patients and staff will be treated to performances from choirs, bands and other local groups to make sure ‘tis the season to be jolly.”

As well as groups of carol singers who will be visiting patients on the wards, Whittington Health will also play host to performances from St Joseph’s School Choir, Mount Carmel School Choir, a Corsican brass band and the North London Society of Recorder Players.

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