Momentum Children's Charity

Hospital room makeovers for children with cancer

Long hospital stays can be very frightening for children with cancer or life-challenging conditions. We will transform bare, clinical areas in local children's wards into bright, child-friendly spaces that help soothe and distract children from the pain and anxiety of treatment and hospital stays.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106677)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£22,000

Amount raised

£23,198

Donations

122

Championed by Lake House Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Children with cancer or life-challenging conditions can spend days, weeks or even months in hospital undergoing gruelling treatment plans, which can be very traumatic for them and their families. Research shows that the environment they are treated in makes a huge difference to their experience in hospital and can even impact how well they respond to treatment. Whilst the NHS provides excellent medical care, their restricted budgets don’t extend to creating child-friendly ward refurbishments.

Solution

Momentum Children’s Charity has 16 years experience of creating transformational ward refurbishments in local hospitals. We'll work with our partners in the NHS, along with leading designers, to transform hospital rooms from plain, clinical environments to child-friendly, positive spaces. We’ll use colourful artwork, and special lighting, furniture and toys to distract children from the procedures they have to undergo, and to relieve the fear, anxiety and boredom of long hospital stays.

  • "My son is two and has leukaemia. He's the bravest person I know. We are staying in this room as he battles a nasty infection. I'm so grateful that you have made this room beautiful for him and all the others unlucky enough to need to stay here. Keep up the fantastic work."

    — Parent of child being treated in one of Momentum Children's Charity's transformed rooms

  • "I don’t even mind having my chemotherapy if I’m in Momentum's pirate room as I love looking at all the pictures and imagining I’m somewhere less frightening.”

    — Child being treated for cancer