Around the world without leaving Beckton

Murad Sheikh playing the Dhol drum

Murad Sheikh playing the Dhol drum - Credit: Tom Morton

Youngsters at Richard House Children’s Hospice have been around the world this summer - without leaving Beckton.

A themed fun day on Thursday saw families enjoy music from a variety of cultures, including didgeridoos and Dhol drumming.

There was also the change to take part in special sensory sessions.

Gowhar Shaikh, who attended with her son Murad, said: “The day was lots of fun and we travelled the world in a short time!

“The Dhol drums were fantastic, and Murad enjoyed this a lot.

“The children were so focused and enjoyed taking part.”

The hospice also put on two family trips to Brighton, allowing children to experience a day at the seaside.

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