09 June 2016
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children holds garden party to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children held a party at the Play
Department's revamped garden to celebrate the Queen's
90th birthday on Thursday 9 June.
There was a celebration cake, as well as a special visit from
Wallace and Gromit.Patients and their families took part in games,
learnt circus skills, arts and crafts, and even have their
photograph taken with the Queen - well a cardboard cut-out
The play department's outdoor area has recently been fitted with
a new soft floor with a built in roadway for toys, funded by the
children's charity, The Grand Appeal. There's also new climbing
apparatus, a football goal and a water/sand tray.
Lynne Barlow, Play Services Manager, said:
"We're delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the
Queen's birthday in our newly refurbished garden.
"The new flooring and toys are a wonderful addition and I'm sure
the children here at the hospital will get lots of enjoyment out of
them. We'd like to say a big thank you to The Grand Appeal for
their support to create this wonderful new space.
"Being at hospital can be a tough time for families, so we hope
this special celebration will bring a smile to their
faces."hospital will get lots of enjoyment out of them. We'd like
to say a big thank you to The Grand Appeal for their support.
Anna Shepherd, deputy director, The Grand Appeal, said:
"The Grand Appeal is celebrating its 21st anniversary
this year, and the charity has been proud to support the hospital's
play centre from the very beginning.
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"Time away from their treatment to play and be children is
incredibly important to children's' wellbeing while they are in
hospital. Our support includes an exciting arts programme, with
visits from storytellers and artists to engage the children in an
assortment of activities, as well as keeping the play centre topped
up with toys.
"The new garden will be a fantastic addition to the play centre
for young patients and their siblings to enjoy."