Healing Arts Appeal

Arts and creative activities generate a positive environment for the treatment and recovery of patients. Our healing arts appeal reaches out to all patient groups with a particular emphasis on dementia and stroke care, cancer care and children. 

'Artie' our art cart

Last year, Healing Arts launched Artie, an Art Cart full of free creative arts and craft packs. The Art Cart visits patients receiving treatments like chemotherapy as well as wards weekly (in both hospitals) to offer them something creative and enjoyable to do during a stay in hospital. Activities are for all ages and include painting, embroidery, sketch sets, card games, crosswords and dominoes.

The activities not only help to pass time but can relax patients making them more receptive to treatments or more able to discuss their condition with doctors and nurses.

We would like to have additional art carts so that more patients can benefit. Each costs £2,000 to operate a year - but each activity can cost as little as £4.

For more details contact the Charity team on 02476 966059. 


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