Idris Elba And Stormzy Win Cybersmiler Of The Month Award For December
Idris Elba and Stormzy taking the time to dress up as Santa and take presents to a children's hospital in London, deserves as much recognition as we can give them - we LOVE it when celebrities lead the way with kindness and compassion!
Earlier in December, the Hollywood star and British rapper went to visit a children’s hospital in London dressed up as Santa to cheer them up and presented the kids with some very special surprise gifts all wrapped up for them to open. With the children being treated at the hospital and unable to stay home for Christmas, both Idris and Stormzy put a smile on many faces – including the staff!
“We are very happy to give the Cybersmiler of the Month Award for December to Idris Elba and Stormzy. It’s always warming to see celebrities and influencers taking the time to improve the lives of others. These kind of selfless acts of kindness can go a long way in helping people overcome uncomfortable situations, and taking their mind off the difficulties they are currently facing – regardless of their age.”
Iain Alexander, Head Of Engagement, The Cybersmile Foundation
Visiting the Rainbow Ward at London’s Newham University Hospital, the stars, dressed in full Santa gear along with their white fluffy beards sat down with the children while they opened their presents. Staff at the hospital were happy to participate in the Christmas festivities, with Idris and Stormzy telling jokes and having a good time. The children were also thrilled and amused to see Santa arriving early to greet them with an extra special surprise, helping them take their mind off of their treatments for a while.
“This visit was just a moment for me to hopefully bring a smile to the children who are unwell, in hospital and away from the comfort of their homes during the Christmas period.”
Idris Elba, Cybersmiler of the Month
One of the parents of 20-month old Derek Duncan was very supportive of their Christmas surprise saying that it was, “great to see two mega stars taking time out to dress up as Santa and bringing gifts for our son – a treasured memory. Thank you Newham Hospital.”
As a parent of two children himself, Idris Elba was keen to make the visit, understanding the difficulties faced by the children and their families, “With a 15-year-old daughter and three-year-old son myself, I can only imagine the anguish and maybe even fear these children and their parents are experiencing.”
We think Idris and Stormzy thoroughly deserve this award in recognition of their selfless act in December – well done guys! If you notice any celebrities or brands going the extra mile, let us know so we can reward their great work!
You can explore the Cybersmiler of the Month Award winners Hall of Fame to see a full list of previous recipients and learn more about becoming a brand sponsor of the award here.
For further information about Cybersmile and the work we do, please explore the following recommendations.
- Who Are Cybersmile?
- People We’ve Helped!
- Official Cybersmile Ambassadors
- The Cybersmile #ImACybersmiler Campaign Saved My Life This Year
- Cybersmile Campaign And Activity Highlights Of 2017
- Global Support Service
- The Cybersmile Conversation (Allow a few moments to load, but worth the wait!)
- Google Research Shows Lack Of Female Inclusion In Mobile Gaming
- Cybersmile And TEDxYouth Come To Pittsburgh
- School Partner Program
- Cybersmile Newsroom
- Corporate Partnership Program
- Become A Cybersmile Sustainer
What do you think about the hospital visit from Idris and Stormzy? Tweet us your thoughts @CybersmileHQ.