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New sensory room brightens lives of young Northwick Park patients

PUBLISHED: 12:16 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 09 March 2017

Gemma Warren, Northwick Park Hospital, Michael McCabe, Area Manager B&M, Laura Barnett, Rays of Sunshine, Steve Coates, Store Manager B&M, Debbie Davidson, Northwick Park (Photo: Adam Duke)

Gemma Warren, Northwick Park Hospital, Michael McCabe, Area Manager B&M, Laura Barnett, Rays of Sunshine, Steve Coates, Store Manager B&M, Debbie Davidson, Northwick Park (Photo: Adam Duke)

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Patients on the hospital’s Jack’s Place children’s ward can now enjoy a wonderful new sensory room, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK. The charity also supports children’s hospitals across the country, granting patient’s wishes and developing hospital wards.

They responded to Northwick Park Hospital’s plea for a hospital ward wish, adding some much-needed sunshine to their sensory room, with the help of discount retailer B&M.

Gemma Warren, play worker on Jack’s Place, said: “The equipment in the sensory room was either out of date or not fully functioning.

“It was incredible to be able to install brand new equipment and once again provide patients with a relaxing and stimulating space they can enjoy and I can’t thank Rays of Sunshine and B&M Stores enough for making this happen.”

Rays of Sunshine was founded in 2003 to brighten the lives of children, between three and 18, with serious and life-limiting conditions and since its inception more than 5,500 individual wishes have been granted. Wishes range from becoming a princess or fireman for the day, to visiting Disneyland or even meeting a favourite celebrity.

Rays of Sunshine chief executive Jane Sharpe said: “Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine provides a distraction for hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children and we know that the new sensory equipment will do exactly that.

“We look forward to working with B&M in the future to create more smiles for the children at Northwick Park.”

Mike McCabe, area manager of B&M, said: “We are very proud to have been able to fund the sensory room and hope patients are able to spend many hours enjoying the incredible new equipment.”

Rays of Sunshine also grant ward wishes, providing an enjoyable distraction for hundreds of children during their time in hospital. For more information visit raysofsunshine.org.uk.

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