Father Christmas lands helicopter at Naomi House & Jacksplace

He wrote his list, checked it twice, fired up his helicopter and flew across the Hampshire countryside to Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Children, young adults and families visiting our hospices recently all gathered in the gardens to welcome Father Christmas who, assisted by pilots and members of the Gazelle Squadron Display Team, landed his helicopter on ‘Telly Tubby Hill’ at Naomi House.

Navy blue helicopter in air with Father Christmas waving
Naomi House staff, families and children on pirate ship
Father Christmas with hands out walking across field
Little boy in woolly hat looking to the side in pushchair

Father Christmas descended the helicopter with a large sack of gifts and went to meet and greet the families.

Everyone then gathered in the Naomi House grotto and every child and young adult was given an early Christmas gift and had the chance to meet Father Christmas. The jolly man then joined the families for festivities at Naomi House and tucked into homemade festive baked treats.

Father Christmas with family in front of Xmas tree
Father Christmas talking to little boy in pushchair
Father Christmas with Naomi House cooks in kitchen
Family sat on floor smiling with Father Christmas

We spoke to Father Christmas, who said:

We love taking time away from the North Pole each year to come and visit Naomi House & Jacksplace. It's a joy to visit the hospices and put a smile on the face of the children, parents and staff. The elves have my sleigh locked down, ready for Christmas Eve, so I always bring my helicopter along with my friends from the Gazelle Squadron - what a brilliant bunch!

Let there be love and joy for you all this Christmas and in 2024. Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!

— Father Christmas
Naomi House staff stood around Santa with Gazelle Squadron team

Martin Walsh, Head of Marketing at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:

This is one of our team's favourite days of the year, when the one and only Father Christmas visits Naomi House & Jacksplace in his remarkable helicopter. The joy this annual tradition brings to the hospices is truly magical. Thank you so much to Father Christmas and the Gazelle Squadron Display Team for making it happen.

— Martin Walsh
Father Christmas and girl in wheelchair in front of Xmas tree
Father Christmas holding Santa cuddly toy
Father Christmas sat next to little boy with stripy top on
Father Christmas, boy and male nurse in kitchen
Little boy laying on floor looking at sensory toys
Little boy with fox jumper on lying on floor looking up
Mum and dad holding son
Santa with young adult wearing Santa hat and Xmas jumper
Santa sat next to young man with blanket on lap and gift
Gazelle Squadron team and Santa waving in front of helicopter
Little boy cuddling up to mum stood with dad in garden

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