Momentum Children's Charity

Children's Ward makeover for children with cancer

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

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106677)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£31,388

Donations

294

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • 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. 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 our NHS hospital partners provide excellent clinical care, their restricted budgets don’t extend beyond essential medical needs.

Solution

Momentum Children’s Charity has 17 years experience of creating transformational ward refurbishments in local hospitals. We'll work with our NHS partners, along with leading designers, to transform hospital rooms from plain, clinical environments into child-friendly, positive spaces. We’ll use colourful artwork, and special lighting, furniture and toys to distract children from their anxiety and fear of treatment and create a more positive association for future hospital visits.

  • “It’s never easy coming into hospital, but the decoration and thought that has clearly gone into making every visit as enjoyable and welcoming as it can be, really helps to distract Rory from any tests and treatments he might have to have”

    — Jo, mum to Rory

  • “When Vinny has to spend days at a time on the ward, the new communal and play areas have been a real blessing in helping to break the days up and relieve the boredom of in-patient stays.”

    — Claire, mum to Vinny

  • “Hospital can be a frightening and intimidating place for anyone, but especially for young patients. The beautiful murals that Momentum Children’s Charity have provided will be a great distraction and help to make the hospital feel warmer and less like a scary clinical space.”

    — Hascombe Children’s Ward Matron, Royal Surrey Hospital