Mayor helps spread festive cheer at hospital

Bideford patients not forgotten on Christmas day

BIDEFORD mayor Simon Inch and mayoress Lorraine helped spread some Christmas cheer at Bideford Community Hospital on Christmas Day morning.

Cllr Inch and his consort handed out presents bought with money donated by the Bridge Trust.

They are pictured here with 98-year-old patient Esther Dee.

Cllr Inch said: “It’s a tradition in Bideford that has been going on for many years and I think the patients really appreciated it.

“For some of them, we were the only visitors they had on Christmas day. It was very special and certainly one of my favourite engagements since becoming mayor.”

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