Cambridge Charity Fund Raisers working with Addenbrookes Children’s A & E Department
Above, Paul Harrison, Sophie Barber, Ian Darler, A & E Sister with family members receiving the gift donations
THANKS TO TESCO & JULIE IZZARD FOR DONATING THE ABOVE GIFTS
Dear Ian, Paul and the rest of the team,
I am writing on behalf of the team at Addenbrookes Hospital, Paediatric Emergency department. The team and I wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for your support with donations this year. Thank you for also seeking support from wider networks such as Tesco, this is truly amazing, please pass our thanks on to them too and anyone else who donated. It is so appreciated and I wish you could be here to see the difference it makes.
When Children come into the emergency department it is often a very traumatic time for them, they will often undergo a lot of tests and procedures which can be very scary. Children will often spend many hours in the Emergency Department and sometimes will be admitted or go home. This can be very stressful for the whole family. So, as the Therapeutic Play Specialist it is my role to ensure they have positive hospital experiences, engage in play and fun activities and are awarded for their incredible bravery. It is donations like yours which make an incredible difference to the experience we can provide children in hospital, it puts a smile on the little ones faces despite the horrid times they have had, and it allows the nurses to bond with the child in a positive way despite the procedures they may have engaged in beforehand. It gives us all a reason to smile despite the extremely challenging times.
Thank you will never explain how truly grateful we are for your support and I can never explain in words the real difference it will make, but honestly, you’re going to make a lot of children very happy. I look forward to working with you in the future.
See below the photo in the department and a letter received from Sophie Barber
Thank you again! Have an amazing Christmas and Happy New year,
Sophie Barber – Therapeutic Play Specialist, Paediatric Emergency Department, Addenbrookes Hospital
The above letter is exactly what CCFR has been about for the past 15 years, We have always tried to help change people’s lives’ for the better and there is no better feeling than being able to help the children that find them requiring treatment at Addenbrookes.
We have agreed with Sophie Barber to continue supporting them during 2022 and would ask any shops, companies, businesses etc that have any unwanted soft toys, games , sports clothing etc to get in touch with us . We are happy to collect any items that can be donated and will obviously thank them on our website.
Thanks to everybody who has supported CCFR during 2021 and we wish everybody a Happy New Year.
Ian Darler B.E.M
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