Fairy Princess & Owl Therapy Visits For Children with Cancer
The Community Award would allow us to provide fairy princess and ‘Real Owl’ visits to seriously ill children either within one of our 5 local partner hospitals, or in the child’s own home. This is part of our ‘therapy services’ programme and is used to distract children from their treatments and to bring them happiness during distressing times.
- Deliver fairy princess visits to children in hospital, improving mental & emotional wellbeing of those with cancer or a serious illness and encouraging reading and literacy skills which are often compromised due to poor school attendance
- Deliver fairy princess visits to children at home, improving mental and emotional wellbeing of those with cancer or a serious illness, and encouraging reading and literacy skills which are often compromised due to poor school attendance
- Deliver owl handling experiences to children at home, improving mental and emotional wellbeing of those with cancer or a serious illness and giving them an educational experience
How we will achieve our goals
A Community Award will allow us to arrange this innovative activity that aims to improve the mental and emotional well being of the children we support, as well as encouraging reading, through visits by a Fairy Princess who will read at a child’s bedside, and through Owl Handling experiences with our charity owl (Mo the Owl is our mascot).
Where the money will go
When a child is diagnosed with cancer or serious illness, this affects not only the direct family unit, but friends, children at their school, and the wider community at large. Seeing the happiness that our therapy services bring to a child sends positive ripples throughout the community. 5 Local hospitals in our community also directly benefit.