February 19, 2018 | 14:38pm

Help seriously ill children benefit from the power of play

Birthday parties are a time for celebration, play and fun! From waking up on the special day, partying the day away with friends, to eating the yummy birthday cake, there’s no end to the fun your child can have. Giving feels even better when a child is able to share their party with their friends, and seriously ill children who could benefit from their shared joy.
One of Little Sharers’ chosen charities Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, a national children’s charity who fund Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurses and other healthcare professionals including a marvellous Play Specialist. The Roald Dahl Play Specialist works at University College London Hospital and supports seriously ill children in many ways, including, organising play activities for children in hospital, using play to reduce anxiety and manage feelings and to prepare children for hospital procedures.
The Roald Dahl Play Specialist works closely with medical staff to provide invaluable support to the families of seriously ill children in their care. A Roald Dahl Play Specialist builds close relationships with families and develops a great understanding of the children they support. This means that they can implement coping strategies, reducing the amount of time that other specialists such as anaesthetists need to provide, which in turn can save the NHS money.
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity aims to fund at least 5 new posts every year and the charity is working hard to fund more Roald Dahl Play Specialist posts in the future. Little Sharers is all about encouraging children to share, so why not share the power of play, as well as your child’s marvellous birthday presents with Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity? Help more seriously ill children access the best possible healthcare from a marvellous Roald Dahl healthcare professional, such as a Roald Dahl Play Specialist today

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