Face-painting and fun galore at children’s hospice

Some of the artwork produced by children who use Richard House hospice

Some of the artwork produced by children who use Richard House hospice - Credit: Archant

A children’s hospice will be laying on a host of fun activities for families on Sunday morning.

Face painting, film-making, a sensory area as well as art and computer games will be available at Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton.

The hospice will be throwing open its doors to the local community as part of this year’s Children’s Hospice Week celebrations, beginning April 26.

The fun day is an event for anyone who has ever wondered about the services provided at Richard House, giving them an opportunity to ask questions of staff members and have a look at the purpose-built hospice, which was the first children’s hospice in London.

Children’s Hospice Week (April 26- May 3) is the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for children’s hospices services. It is co-ordinated by Together for Short Lives, the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. It supports families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices.

Events Richard House is organising a number of events specifically for the children and young people who use its services as part of Children’s Hospice Week. This year’s awareness week as a super hero theme and in keeping with the theme events include a screening of the film X Men and a walk between Richard House and St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney by our Young Adults Group who will dress up as their favourite super hero.

Anyone interested in visiting Richard House during its fun day on April 28 should register their interest with Abi Ramanan by either emailing her at AbiR@richardhouse.org.uk or calling her on 020 7540 0252.