Santa Claus pays special visit to Oxford Children’s Hospital

first_imgChildren and staff alike gathered to watch his arrival with delight at around 10:45am. He landed in style on the helipad of John Radcliffe Hospital. Santa and his team of RAF helpers then made their way to various wards, handing out over 80 presents and leaving even more under the hospital’s Christmas tree. Children on Kamran’s, Melanie’s, Bellhouse-Drayson and Tom’s wards received gifts and visits. “Lots of children and staff came to watch Santa arrive by helicopter, including the children from the Pioneers nursery. This is a highlight around Christmas for them all. Erica Watson, a health play specialist at the hospital told the Oxford Mail: “It was lovely to welcome some of the squadron helping Santa to give out the presents to the children on the wards. It was a very special event for all the children and their families who really enjoyed watching Santa arrive by helicopter.” “We’re extremely grateful to RAF Benson and Father Christmas for their continued support and donations this Christmas.center_img Patients at Oxford Children’s Hospital received a very special visit from Father Christmas today. Arriving in a Puma HC2 helicopter rather than his usual sleigh, Santa himself brought with him bags of presents for the hospital’s young patients. Festive cheer was all around thanks to Santa and his friends at RAF Benson, who organised the trip. The visit has become an annual tradition, lifting the spirits of many young patients spending the festive season in hospital. It is one of a series of visits this year, following appearances from Oxford United players and the Sleigh2Give campaign on the wards.last_img read more

Dinner With Friends Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Dinner with Friends Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 The show plays through April 13 at the Laura Pels Theatre. Related Shows Dinner with Friends follows Karen (Hinkle) and Gabe (Shamos), who played matchmaker with their friends Beth (Burns) and Tom (Pettie). Ever since, the two couples have been inseparable—going to Martha’s Vineyard every summer, raising their kids and enjoying countless dinners together. But when one marriage unexpectedly crumbles, the couples’ lives begin to veer in opposite directions. View Comments The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Dinner with Friends officially opens off-Broadway February 13. Directed by Tony winner Pam McKinnon, the production stars Jeremy Shamos, Heather Burns, Darren Pettie and Marin Hinkle.last_img read more

Elijah Hughes receives NBA Draft Combine invite

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ But logistics about the draft combine remain in flux. Prospects were sent emails containing disclaimers stating that a date, location and format — as well as whether the actual combine will take place — haven’t been decided on yet, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported. “The purpose of this email is to notify you of your standing invitation to the Combine as the league office continues to monitor the pandemic and consult with infectious disease specialists, public health experts, and government officials,” an example email to prospects said, according to Zagoria.The NBA is currently attempting a restart of its suspended season, housing all players, coaches and essential staff in an Orlando bubble. Its draft was originally scheduled for June 25 but has been pushed back to Oct. 16, six weeks after the season resumes. Hughes announced his decision to enter the draft March 21 and declared his intention to remain in the draft and forego his senior season one month later.After transferring from East Carolina following the 2016-17 season, Hughes became the Orange’s offensive focal point last year. The first-team All-ACC replaced Tyus Battle as the primary scorer, leading the conference in total points (609), and has since been pegged as a second-round pick in recent mock drafts. Comments Former Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes has received an NBA Draft Combine invitation, according to Adam Zagoria. While the combine’s date, location and format all remain unknown, Hughes told Syracuse.com that the invite is “very exciting.” Hughes, who averaged an Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 19.0 points per game last season, was part of a 105-player list the NBA gave to general managers for combine-invite voting. The top 60 or 70 prospects traditionally receive a spot.center_img Published on July 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more