ELLIE White spent last Christmas and New Year in Sheffield Children’s Hospital where she needed two operations, the first before she was even a day old to remove a blockage from her inflamed bowel.
She is due to return today (Thursday) to switch on the hospital’s Christmas lights with brother, Noah, and Richard McCourt, one half of TV’s children’s presenters Dick and Dom. Last year Noah, then aged two, dressed as an elf to join the family, from Halfway, on the ward.
“Christmas on the ward was as nice as it could be but thanks to the work of the fantastic staff at the hospital we can look forward to a family Christmas in our own house this year,” said mum Anna.
Celebrations start at 4pm.