Special Halloween treat for children at the great north children’s hospital

31st Oct 2016
Special Halloween treat for children at the great north children’s hospital

This Halloween, children at the Great North Children’s Hospital received a special treat from The Children’s Foundation and Kids 1st Nurseries, when they brought ‘trick or treating’ to their hospital beds.

Along with the Clown Doctors, volunteers from Kids 1st Nurseries visited children on the wards in fancy dress. As many of the children couldn’t go trick or treating themselves they brought some chocolate treats to the patients. The children loved getting a visit from some of their favorite characters especially Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
Jonathan Clegg, Community and Events Fundraiser for The Children’s Foundation said “It’s brilliant to see Kid’s 1st and the Clown Doctors coming together for a special Halloween treat for the children. Here at The Children’s Foundation one of our aims is to tackle the distress children face whilst in hospital. By bringing trick or treating to their hospital bedside we were able to bring a sense of normality and fun to what can be a daunting experience for the children.”

The Clown Doctors visit sick children in hospitals all over the North East of England to support them through what can be a traumatic and frightening time.

Fear, boredom, loss of control and other insecurities can adversely affect children in hospitals, and the Clown Doctors offer an impartial way of entertaining, supporting and empowering the children who may be struggling with these issues.

Kids 1st have a long standing partnership with The Children’s Foundation and over the past 10 years have raised over £21,000 to help children across the North East and North Cumbria. Kids 1st are committed to raising more money for The Children’s Foundation this year to help projects in the region.

Kelly Walsh, regional manager at Kids 1st Nurseries said “We are delighted to continue our fundraising efforts with the Children’s Foundation and hope we can break our fundraising record this year. We couldn’t do this without the support of our staff and parent’s, so thank you for all of your help.”

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