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Fireman Sam on way to Wirral
11:46am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
CHILDREN'S favourite Fireman Sam is on his way to Birkenhead this week.
The popular television fire-fighter will be on hand at The Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre to give youngsters a half term treat on Thursday, October 25.
Children will be able to come and see the 'Hero Next Door' at various intervals between 11am and 4pm in the busy food court in the centre of the Pyramids.
Derek Millar, Commercial Director for The Grange and Pyramids Centre, said: "Our shopping centre is at the heart of the community so we think it is important to put on terrific, free events, such as inviting Fireman Sam to visit, to help with entertaining the children during the school break.
"He is going to be a smash hit with our young shoppers and hopefully give parents a bit of a bargaining tool for having a day’s shopping with us.
"We are all looking forward to the fun and lively atmosphere his appearance with us is going to create."
Fireman Sam is a children's animated television series about a fireman called Sam, his fellow fire-fighters and the townsfolk of the fictional Welsh village of Pontypandy.
It was originally written in Welsh (Sam Tan) for the Welsh television channel S4C by well known broadcaster, producer and director, Nia Ceidiog who also wrote the English one too.
She has since revealed that her own son Dafydd: "gave her some ideas", for the mischievous young boy in the series called Norman Price.
The series went on to achieve global success and has been translated into more than 25 different languages including Mandarin.