The Magic of Play Appeal is a new fundraising appeal, led by East & North Herts Hospitals Charity. It aims to install and equip a new playroom on the Children’s Unit at the Lister hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The current playroom is a 25 year old portakabin which is no longer suitable to meet the complex needs of sick children and young people in our region. The new, larger playroom will include a dedicated area for children with cancer, a space designed specifically for teenagers, improved access for wheelchair users and a sensory area for children and young people with learning disabilities.
Over 3,000 children and young people are cared for on the Children’s Unit each year. With the help of the local community – individuals and organisations – we aim to raise £250,000 to create a safe, fun and friendly space which reminds young patients of their favourite playroom rather than a hospital.