Peace light arrives at James Cook

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A peace light brought all the way from Bethlehem arrived at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough today.

Two year-olds Charlotte Gunn and Dylan Donnison take a close look at the candleThe candle was delivered to the Chapel of the Good Samaritan in the hospital where it will continue to burn until Epiphany on 6 January 2013.

Organised by the Scouts from the fourth South Bank Group, the journey of the peace light begins in Bethlehem in the cave beneath the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. The light is taken by a Palestinian child and handed to an Israeli scout at the border. It is then flown to Vienna from where it is distributed to various countries.

The trust’s lead chaplain Rev Malcolm Masterman said: “We have taken part in this lovely Christmas tradition at James Cook for ten years now. The aim is for the light to reach as many people as possible around the world to share with them the message of peace.”