“A healthy dose of generosity brought festive cheer to the children’s ward at York Hospital. Nether Poppleton-based Bannatyne’s Health Club had asked its members to donate gifts for children aged between six hours and 16 years old who were in the hospital over Christmas. The response was excellent, with a large collection of gifts being left under the Christmas tree in the club’s café/bar. General manager Rachel Armstrong and her colleague Tracey Wilson played the role of Santa, visiting the ward with a sack full of presents. The visit was organised with the support of children health matron Jill Crampton.