Patients, visitors and staff at the Royal Free Hospital were treated to an impromptu performance by a brass band.
Close friends Andy Lester, Roy Young, Kara Settle and Mark Hays have been coming to the hospital for the past seven years to raise the spirits with some festive songs.
They were supported by the Friends of the Royal Free charity, who were alongside to collect money for the hospital.
Roy Young who was treated for leukaemia at the Royal Free, said: “This hospital got me through my illness and every year I like to help out.”
Notes to editors
1) For further information contact: Aysha Shah, communications assistant, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, 020 7317 7590, email@example.com
2)Picture: From left: Kara Settle (clarinet), Mark Hays (clarinet), Roy Young (trombone) and Andy Lester (bass trombone)
3) The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust is renowned for its specialist services including liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, renal, AIDS/HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, paediatric gastroenterology, ENT surgery and audiological medicine, amyloidosis and scleroderma. We run a major accident and emergency service, all branches of surgery and medicine, a renal service serving the whole of north London, paediatrics, maternity services, care of elderly people, an adolescent psychiatric service and one of two high security infectious diseases units in the country. We are a leading haematology centre and a major neuroscience base with a network extending throughout north London and into the Home Counties. We have associated internationally recognised research and training programmes. For more information visit www.royalfree.nhs.uk
We are a member of the academic health science partnership UCL Partners. The Royal Free was the only teaching hospital in London to be rated excellent for services and excellent for use of resources in the 2008 Healthcare Commission annual health check.