Multiflight, official private aviation partners of Yorkshire County Cricket Club helped make a Christmas wish come true for the children and families of Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa yesterday.
Multiflight provided a helicopter to fly Santa in with presents (his reindeer are resting ahead of the big day next week), and with the elves busy with packing all the presents, Santa recruited two of Yorkshire’s stars to help – ex-England and Yorkshire cricketer Ryan Sidebottom and fellow Yorkshire cricketer Jack Brooks.
“It’s wonderful to be able to give the children, their families and the staff at the hospice a special Christmas treat and Multiflight is delighted to be able to do this,” says Linda Nicholls, Multiflight’s Charter Manager.
An annual event, Multiflight and Leeds Bradford Airport joined forces to raise the funds for the presents and provide Santa’s transport. Santa rode in a Dauphin helicopter from Multiflight’s fleet of charter helicopters, whilst staff and passengers of the airport donated gifts.
Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom said: “It is great to be involved in this project, alongside Multiflight. Martin House do amazing things for very poorly children. To be able to take time out of my busy schedule to make this Christmas memorable for the children and their families at Martin House is a real privilege and honour for me.”
Sheila adds: “Some of the children are too poorly or find it difficult to see Santa in his grotto and it is lovely to be able to bring Santa to them and for them to experience this memorable event. We want to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”