EVERYONE'S favourite talking snowman helped youngsters at Helen & Douglas House create 'priceless' memories with a party themed around popular Disney film Frozen.

Giant gift-wrapped boxes stuffed full of activities, games, toys and decorations were delivered to the East Oxford hospice.

The magical items inside helped 10 terminally ill children and their families enjoy a day of festive fun.

Nicola Wilson from Helen & Douglas House explained Christmas was a particularly important time for the loved ones of children who are sick.

She said: “This is a special time of year for all families, but for those caring for a terminally ill child it’s even more poignant.

"We help families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together.

"We would like to thank Disney for helping us create special memories at the Frozen party which will last a lifetime for our families.”

The party on November 25 was part of series of events which took place at children’s hospices all over the country on November 25 and 26, as part of a new partnership between Disney and Together for Short Lives, a UK charity that supports local children’s hospices such as Helen & Douglas House.

Kay Lyons, from Wootton, enjoyed the Oxford party with children Sienna, aged six, who comes to Helen House for respite care, and 11-year-old Ella.

She said “It was a very special time for Ella and Sienna to share.

"We are so grateful for the kindness of Together for Short Lives and Disney because moments like these create priceless memories. Thank you.”

The Frozen theme tied in with new short film 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' which has been playing at the start of Pixar's latest release Coco.

It tells the tale of the snowman trying to find new Christmas traditions and includes several original songs.

The weekend celebrations marked the start of a six week campaign by Together for Short Lives that will include encouraging fans and supporters to ‘give a precious moment to others, be sharing theirs’ through a social media campaign.

People can take part by sharing photos of their precious moments on social media and tagging @Tog4ShortLives.

It also coincides with the Oxford hospice's own social media campaign called ‘Every little life leaves happy memories’, where children who come to Helen House share their favourite memories on Facebook.

Coming up next for Helen & Douglas House, which needs to raise £5 million each year to fund its two hospice houses and an outreach nursing service, is the charity's popular Santa Run.

This year's three and a half kilometre festive fundraiser takes place on Sunday in Oxford city centre, setting off from Broad Street at 9am before going through University Parks.

Runners can still sign up at hdh.org.uk or call 01865 799150.

You can donate £5 to the hospice through Together for Short Lives by texting 'OLAF17 £5' to 70070.