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New sensory equipment helps children through play

Action for Sick Children Charity

Children who are patients at The Royal Berkshire Hospital can now enjoy special sensory equipment as part of their recovery thanks to a very generous donation from the Action for Sick Children Charity.


Play Specialist Ashley Zdanowicz was overwhelmed by the fabulous array of play equipment Margaret Jeal, Acting Chair for the charity delivered when she visited the children’s ward. Unpacking the boxes Ashley said: “This is such a special donation; Margaret was the paediatric matron here at the hospital for a number of years and so really understands how important these toys are to the children who have to spend time with us. 


“Donations like this provide us with such valuable resources for our patients and we are so grateful to the people who support us.”


Margaret said: “We know that play therapy has so many benefits for children in hospital; it can help them cope with being a patient, assist healing and rehabilitation, and help reassure them that their body can still do all the things it used to.


“Allowing children to participate in familiar activities that they would engage in at home, nursery or school also helps them to feel a bit more at home within the hospital environment.


“We are delighted that we have been able to supply these play resources to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and hope many children will benefit from them.”

19 December 2017


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