Children get creative with charity donation
Budding Picassos and Hockneys turned out in force to add a splash of colour and flair to a room used for health assessments for children and young people.
The artful youngsters joined forces with nurses from the looked after children’s team to design and create colourful canvasses to adorn the walls of the room at Grimsby hospital.
The idea for the afternoon of fun was the brainchild of designated nurse for looked after children Jane Fell. She said: “We use a renovated garage for the annual health assessments we have to carry out. We wanted to transform the space into a colourful, bright and comfortable environment.”
She submitted a wish to the hospital’s official charity, The Health Tree Foundation’s circle of wishes for some paints and canvasses.
Jane said: “The youngsters had great fun designing their own artwork which will hang on the walls of the room. We really wanted to brighten it up and make it more welcoming and comfortable.”
“What better way of adding a splash of colour than getting the children themselves to design the canvasses. We wanted the space to be an appealing alternative to having the assessment carried out at home or in a clinical environment.”
The Health Tree Foundation, as well as donating the funds towards the paints and canvasses, is currently working with the hospital’s facilities department to fit blinds and carpets.
Jane added: “Letting the children have an input in decorating the room was important as it makes it feel like it’s their space, and this means they will feel comfortable to talk in it.”
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