Colouring by numbers
On May 28th 2015, four members of the Prime team spent the morning at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to take part in their ArtCart volunteering scheme that offers patients and families the opportunity to take part in fun and creative activities while they are waiting in the outpatients area of the hospital.
VAO Support, Kelly Henderson, shares her experience of the morning.
“A couple of days after completing my part in the first stage of the 3Ps Challenge, rowing Lake Bala and climbing Mount Snowdon, I went to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to see the place that gave me the motivation to carry on and not give up.
It was very eye opening to meet the children that need the amazing care and support that the hospital provides. Frances, Laura, Pam and myself visited the hospital loaded with arts and craft materials to get involved with some of the children that were there that day. Interacting with the children showed us how happy and grateful they were despite their illnesses or disabilities. It was lovely to see how bright and bubbly they were, sharing their favourite colours and telling us about their brothers and sisters. It was heart warming to feel that they had made friends in us but made it very hard and upsetting to leave them.
Throughout the morning we made Princess tiara’s and Dinosaur picture frames, encouraging some of the shyer children to get involved in colouring and painting. Their smiling faces were worth climbing Mount Snowdon endless times!
Visiting the hospital was a genuinely amazing experience and it was a great pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves despite the illnesses they are facing. We left feeling that we had really made a difference to their day and we could not think of a more rewarding way to have spent our morning.
It gave me great satisfaction to see how much every little bit that we can do helps.”
To find out more about the Prime Accountants Group 3P’s Charity Challenge, click here.
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