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A special rabbit Christmas delivery for child with cerebral palsy

22 Dec 2017

Ralfie rabbit and Santa surprise Romany with an early Christmas present


13 year old Romany Emmingham from Worksop was today given an early Christmas present from Stagecoach East Midlands’ mascot Ralfie Rabbit.

Ralfie, joined by Santa and Stagecoach employees, visited Romany at her home in Worksop and surprised her with an early Christmas present, a much wanted Karaoke machine.

Stagecoach East Midlands launched the ‘Have a Hoppy Christmas’ competition in November, giving participants the chance to nominate someone special to receive an early Christmas present up to the value of £500.

Romany’s mum, Anna McIntosh, entered the competition and nominated her daughter, who suffers from cerebral palsy but despite being in constant pain, never complains and always remains happy and positive.

Anna McIntosh, said: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to have won the Stagecoach competition, my daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and despite being in constant pain, she always has a smile on her face and thinks of others. Just to see the smile on her face when Ralfie visited with her gift was priceless.”

“Romany loves music and she wanted a karaoke machine this Christmas,

Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Midlands said: ‘This competition was particularly difficult to judge, the stories were truly inspirational and heartbreaking, Romany’s story of struggling with a lifelong condition in such a valiant and positive way really stood out for us.

We hope that Romany and her family have a truly magical Christmas and hope that Ralfies visit and gift played a small part in that”