Hull Hospital’s WISHH Charity are helping raise smiles across children’s wards this Easter by providing craft materials, activities, toys, games, books, distraction and sensory items and other themed items to help keep children occupied during their stay. This page explains 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 the Woodland Ward, 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.”
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 and entertained whilst getting creative.”
There are plenty of ways in which individuals, businesses, schools and community groups can get involved and raise money to generate some Easter- themed cheer. Fundraising ideas include taking part in bunny hops, crafting, baking, donning Easter attire, and running Easter themed fundraisers in schools and workplaces. Contact us if you’d like one of our fundraising packs – this includes ideas, posters and everything you’ll need to get started! See our fundraising ideas below.
If you have an idea and would like to get started, head to our Easter Just Giving page and click the orange “Start Fundraising” to sign up!
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. Please write “Easter” on the back of the cheque.
To make a bacs donation, please use the following details:
The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Health Charity
National Westminster Bank
Sort Code: 56-00-06
Account number: 29240360
For further information, please get in touch with the WISHH team on 01482 622299 or email email@example.com
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