IN PICTURES: Panto stars Chico and Gemma Buckingham visit children in hospital to give Christmas presents


Stars of this year’s pantomime Chico and Gemma Buckingham visited children who will spend Christmas in hospital to deliver presents.

The stars of Jack and the Beanstalk visited children on the wards at Nottingham Children’s Hospital to spread Christmas cheer.


Former X-Factor contestant Chico plays Jack in the pantomime with co-star Gemma Buckingham playing the part of Princess Apricot.


They also arrived at the hospital in a fire engine!


Sally Noon’s four year old daughter, Laila, is currently receiving care at the hospital.

Sally said: “It was lovely to have a visit from Chico, Gemma, Santa and everyone from the fire service.

“It’s lovely that Christmas has been brought to the children and onto the ward.

“Throughout her stay the staff at the hospital have provided fantastic care and really helped to lift her spirits but this visit has really helped to brighten up her day.”