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WISHH helping to deliver a cracking Easter

Hull Hospital’s WISHH Charity, are helping raise smiles across children’s wards this Easter by providing arts, crafts, games and other themed items to help keep children occupied this Easter and here’s how you can get involved.

Traditionally the children’s wards at Hull Royal Infirmary receive kind offers of chocolate treats for youngsters spending time in hospital. However, Sister Anne Dalby on Ward 130, said “Across the children’s wards at Hull Hospitals we look after children and young people with complex medical needs, special dietary requirements, eating disorders and babies and toddlers with specialist health conditions.  If kind hearted members of our community are wanting to help us spread the magic of Easter, funds can be donated to WISHH instead of delivering chocolates, to enable the generosity to go further and wider.

 “We worked alongside WISHH to do this last year, and they teamed up with our play specialists and nursing staff to buy arts and craft materials, activities, toys, games books, distraction and sensory items as well as baby toys for the wards, which could be enjoyed by many more children over weeks and months from the funds donated. The children had such fun making Easter Bonnets, crafting cards and Easter themed items and messages were the delivered by staff to older patients at our hospitals delivering joy across the wards.

“We know people love to collect eggs and we’re always grateful for this, but at the same time, we hope people will also understand that Covid-19 still poses a risk to patients with weakened immunity, staff and visitors.  By making a donation to WISHH marked ‘Easter’ is a great way of ensuring young people still benefit from the kindness of the local community, but in a way which is healthy, safe for all, and likely to benefit a greater number of children.”

Lisa Whitton, WISHH Charity Manager said, “We love to be able to bring a bit of sunshine to children spending time in hospital.  We have received calls from members of the public and community groups, asking how they can support children this Easter. Working with the staff on our children’s wards, we know we can benefit so many more young people by using funds raised through WISHH Easter donations to purchase items that will keep youngsters occupied, entertained and show their creativity.”

Donations can be made online via One-off online donations can also be made this way.  Donations to the appeal can also be made by sending a cheque made payable to “WISHH Charity”, and posted to WISHH Charity – Easter, First Floor Administration Block, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ. Writing on the back “Easter”.

For further information, please get in touch with Lisa Whitton on 01482 622299/07827 881766 or email

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