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Abseiling Santas bring joy to children spending Christmas in hospital

Source - Metro

By - Sabrina Johnson

Date -25-12-2021

It’s not every day you see dozens of Santas rappelling down the side of a hospital, but that’s what happened in Russia earlier this week.

The stunt, which was designed to bring some festive cheer to children spending the holidays as inpatients, took place at Morozovskaya Children’s Hospital in Moscow on Christmas Eve.

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Fifty members of the city’s fire and rescue department donned Santa Claus costumes – or Grandfather Frost as he is also known in Russia – to appear at the hospital’s windows.

The Santas were accompanied by snow maidens and a brass band playing traditional music.


The team used specialist climbing equipment to descend six storeys to delight youngsters who are currently being treated in the hospital and the staff looking after them.

The annual event, which has been running for eight years, also saw patients receive gifts from the visiting Santas.
The Santas were accompanied by snow maidens and a brass band playing traditional music

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Moscow Fire department search and rescue members, wearing Santa Claus costumes go down from the roof of Morozovskaya Children's Hospital 

Moscow is not the only city where Father Christmas has been spotted abseiling down buildings this year.

In Italy, members of the Italian alpine rescue dressed up and rappelled down the side of Rome’s Umberto I hospital to bring a smile to children on its paediatric ward on Thursday.

While in Slovenia, climbers dressed as Father Christmas rappelled down the side of Ljublijana’s children’s hospital to spread some much needed festive joy.

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Not that we didnt already know, but this just goes to prove it, Santa's will do most anything to bring the magic to children :) 

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Wow, also goes to show that the spirit of Christmas can be seen all around the world and impact the hearts of all no matter where one lives!

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