Fundraisers make a creative donation for children in hospital

Children in a Lincolnshire hospital are being treated to a trolley full of craft goodies, thanks to a charitable donation.

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The charity Clowns in the Sky has provided a full craft and sensory trolley to the rainforest children’s ward at Lincoln County Hospital.

The trolley can be used by children at their bedsides or in the ward’s play room, and comes full of craft items including Christmas-themed activities. The charity will also pay for the trolley to be re-filled with resources twice more over the next year.

The charity Clowns in the Sky is dedicated to the welfare of children with brain tumours. They provide arts and crafts trolleys and portable sensory trolleys to hospitals across England.

Clowns in the Sky Development Officer Donna Byrne said the trolley was purchased thanks to fundraising by Messingham Farm Shop and Café and an event run by local fundraisers Sam and Julie.

“The trolleys are fabulous resources and take the playroom to the child and are accessible at any time. These trolleys aim to make children’s stay in hospital a more pleasant one with the overall aim to put a smile on the face of any child.

“The trolleys have to withstand deep cleaning and are very expensive. Because of the generous donations we’ve been able to deliver this trolley to the rainforest ward full of stock, and with a Christmas refill, and is funded for the next two refills until summer 2018.”

Play leader on rainforest ward, Donna Wilkinson, said: “We are delighted with this new trolley, and the children using the ward will enjoy taking part in some craft activities.

“It really helps our children to have fun things to do to distract them during their stay in hospital. We are particularly fond of all the lovely Christmas craft items that the children will love making.”