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Youngsters are getting creative thanks to charity donation

A bumper load of new art supplies have been bought for youngsters to get creative on Grimsby hospital’s rainforest ward.

The hospital’s official charity, The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), made a wish come true after receiving a call for supplies from paediatric play specialist Gillian Barr.

She made the wish through the charity’s Circle of Wishes. This is the HTF’s unique way of matching the charitable intent of the community with the wishes of the Trust’s patients. Wishes can be put forward by patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital.

Gillian said, ‘It is very important for children that they have fun in the playroom, it keeps them entertained during their stay on the ward. We want to make sure they have a relaxing experience while they make a recovery. The children will be making full use of the supplies provided; it will keep them entertained for hours.”

Chloe Johnson, aged seven, said: “The new art supplies are awesome. They stopped me getting bored.”

Gillian added: ‘We are very thankful to the Health Tree Foundation for the supplies. We will definitely be asking for their support again when we need some more arts and crafts.”

Charity Manager for HTF, Victoria Winterton, said, “Wishes like these are a real treat to grant, but they wouldn’t be possible without our supporters. Thank you so much to all donors to the rainforest ward and the Little Lives fund, your donations support wishes just like this one.”

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