Famous friends bring festive cheer to Great Ormond Street Hospital Christmas party

Christmas came early for hundreds of Great Ormond Street Hospital patients this week as they enjoyed a special festive party.

Guests including Tess Daly, Emma Bunton, Jason Isaacs, Eliza Doolittle, Shane Filan, Alexandra Burke, Lindsey Russell, Matt Johnson, Ade Adepitan, Damien O'Brien, Rachel Wilde, Kirsten O'Brien and The X Factor finalists Tamera Foster and Hannah Barrett were on hand to help everyone get into the party spirit at The Snow Ball, held at the Royal National Hotel in London.

Organised by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, the party was a Christmas treat for patients who are currently in hospital or who have been treated over the last year.

The magical party featured fun activities including face painting, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating and an appearance from one very special guest - Father Christmas - who flew all the way from the North Pole for the occasion. 

You can help the hospital's patients and families this Christmas by buying The X Factor winner Sam Bailey's single, Skyscraper, on sale now in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Together for Short Lives. Every copy sold will make a real difference.

Find out more about our partnership with The X Factor.