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Swansea City make it a day to remember for brave children

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 14, 2012

By Geraint Thomas

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SANTA and the super Swans have made it a Christmas to remember for a group of brave children and their families.

The Liberty Stadium has once again hosted the Morriston Hospital children's Christmas party and it was a Premier League affair.

Sponsored by Swansea firm Lakeside Security, it was the ninth year that the Swans have backed the fixture that is arranged to bring some much needed cheer into the lives of youngsters who have been treated by the hospital over the course of the year.

Despite their busy schedule, Swans players mixed with guests and chatted to the children as they waited to visit Father Christmas in his grotto before enjoying party food and a special disco.

Organiser Phil Lake welcomed the Swans' continued support.

He said: "It started off with Kenny Jackett, and now Michael Laudrup is the fifth manager to support us. He has even signed a Barcelona shirt which is going to be the main prize in the hospital ball in the New Year with proceeds going to the children's ward.

"The children have all been treated in the hospital's Dyfed ward over the years. We get a tremendous amount of pleasure by being able to give something back to the nurses and to give the children a treat."

Deborah Thomas, of Saron, near Ammanford, was at the party with daughter Megan who had a nasty scald when she was three; she is 11 now and required treatment in the burns unit.

She said: "It's marvellous what they do for the children. It's absolutely fantastic."

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