Georgia's flying visit to Lapland

PUBLISHED: 10:07 03 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:23 24 May 2010

A YOUNGSTER from Portishead had the Christmas present of a lifetime - visiting Santa in Lapland. Eight-year-old Georgia Hazelton and her sister Sophie, aged five, took the trip of a lifetime to visit Father Christmas and hand over present lists at his gr

A YOUNGSTER from Portishead had the Christmas present of a lifetime - visiting Santa in Lapland.Eight-year-old Georgia Hazelton and her sister Sophie, aged five, took the trip of a lifetime to visit Father Christmas and hand over present lists at his grotto in Enotekio, Finland.The holiday was arranged by personnel at the Royal Air Force who raised money to make a difference to the Christmases of children with life-limiting illnesses.Georgia suffers from Brochiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia and uses the services of Children's Hospice South West's hospice in Barnstaple and the RAF raised £10,000 to pay for the trip.Special projects co-ordinator at Children's Hospice South West, Alison Berridge, said: "We were so delighted that the RAF decided to make a dream come true for some of our children."It would have been great to send all the hundreds of children that use our services, but I know Georgia and her sister were overwhelmed to have been chosen and they had an amazing time.

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