YOUNG hospital patients were left grinning from ear-to-ear when pantomime stars dropped by to pay them a visit.

Cast members from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing at the Princes Theatre, Clacton, visited Colchester Hospital.

Halstead Gazette:

Jessica Daugirda (Snow White), Charlie Ward (the Prince), and Clare Sloane (Trixie the Pixie) spread laughter and festive cheer in the children’s ward.

The trip was organised by Tendring Council and children’s services fundraising co-ordinator and volunteer Graham Appleton.

Halstead Gazette:

Theatre’s marketing manager Billy Harvey, who also joined in with the fun as the stand-in dame, said: “It was lovely to see the smiles from the children and hopefully we brightened up their day.”