Halloween fun at St Catherine’s Family Day
Day therapy patients from St Catherine’s brought their children and grandchildren to the hospice for a special Halloween-themed Family Day.
The Family Day event was organised by the Day Therapy Team to offer people the chance to take part in a range of fun activities with their loved ones in a supported environment.
It also aimed to reassure children and young people whose parents or grandparents are being cared for by St Catherine’s that the hospice is not somewhere to be scared of.
Activities included spooky-themed arts and crafts sessions, cake decorating and the chance to play board games and computer games together.
Linda Gregory, Community Services Manager at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We organise these events to give families the opportunity to spend time together, taking part in various activities and having fun – without having to worry about their illness.
“It’s also an effective way to show children that the hospice is not a scary place to visit. This is can be especially helpful if one of our patients later comes to stay on our In-Patient Unit, and the kids want to come along with their families to visit.
“If the children have already been to the hospice before, and know it is a friendly and welcoming place to be, then that whole experience is much less daunting.”
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