The holiday for young patients for St. Nicholas Day was initiated and organized by the winner of the Miss Ukraine 2023 contest, Sofia Shamiya.

During the ball, children took part in various games and competitions with guest animators, took pictures in the costumes of their favorite fairy-tale characters, made safe face painting and festive hairstyles. The girls, together with Sofia, were able to try on the crown of "Miss Ukraine" and feel like real princesses.

"Today we spent a wonderful day with the patients of the hospital and I am very touched by how strong and courageous our children are. Some of them are here for rehabilitation or treatment due to injuries as a result of the war in Ukraine. My team and I wanted to give them a holiday and positive emotions, to see children's smiles and joyful eyes, especially on such an important day - St. Nicholas," said Miss Ukraine 2023 Sofia Shamiya.

The National Committee of the Miss Ukraine contest is systematically engaged in helping children. This year, the title of Miss Ukraine 2023 was won by 19-year-old Sofia Shamia from the Kyiv region, she will represent Ukraine at the final of the main international Miss World contest, which will be held in India.