A life-size snowman brought festive cheer to a children’s ward this Christmas.

John Lewis at Brent Cross Shopping Centre donated the model to the Rainbow Ward at North Middlesex University Hospital.

The decoration is a replica of the snowman featured in the company's Christmas advert.

Richard Dearden, managing director at John Lewis, said: "The snowman has been a real hit with customers and partners, children and adults alike and we are delighted to donate it to such a good home for Christmas.”