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Iggle Piggle and JJ earn rave reviews from children's ward

Miles and JJ

Stars of children’s television proved compulsive viewing when they paid a surprise visit to Morriston Hospital.

Iggle Piggle, from CBeebies’s In the Night Garden, and JJ, from Netflix’s CoComelon, popped into the hospital’s children’s ward to cheer the youngsters up.

The visit was arranged by Lisa Morgan, developmental and therapeutic play specialist for Children's Services, with help from Swansea company, Crazy Characters, who waved their usual fee.

Iggle Piggle called into see Louie who was celebrating his first birthday having been in hospital since being born.

Louie and Iggle Piggle

His mum, Rhiannon Phillips (pictured above with Louie and Iggle Piggle), said: “He loves In the Night Garden – it’s all he will watch. 

“It’s brilliant that the staff and the company have done this for the children’s ward. It’s amazing.

“I don’t think he really knew what was going but I will show him the pictures when he’s older.”

Rhiannon added that the family hoped for an even better present soon.

She said: “Louie has been in hospital since the day that he was born. 

“He’s recently had an operation and hopefully he will be discharged soon.”

Kelly Vemkaih, mother of 14 months old Miles (main pic), appreciated the visit of JJ.

She said: “He loves CoComelon and was just watching it on his tablet actually.

“He definitely recognised who it was. He loves JJ.

“He was absolutely landed. It makes such a difference. Not just for the children, but for the staff as well. It’s a different environment. It makes a difficult time a little bit easier.”

Lisa Morgan said: “We’ve got some children on the ward who have been with us for a while we thought, just as something a little extra, we would try to arrange a character visit – of their favourite choice.

“Louie really loves Iggle Piggle and Miles loves JJ.

“A company from Swansea called Crazy Characters kindly offered to do this for us.

“We’re really grateful – it was really kind of them. It put a smile on the children’s and families’ faces.”

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