Families including parents, carers,grandparents and siblings can be deeply affected by a child’s illness and extended hospital stays. We have therefore developed a number of family support initiatives that aim to support their wellbeing while they care for their child, grandchild or sibling. Many of our activities also aim to bring families together so they might find strenght and support from their shared experiences.
Our exercise classes offer short periods of wellbeing for parents caring for their children in hospital. Thanks to the most generous support of Larry King Hair, London and his wonderful team of stylists we are also able to offer parents regular haircuts. NB currently only at GOSH and UCLH.
The children we meet in hospital, their siblings and friends are invited to join our Choir. The choir made its debut at our 2019 Summer Dinner and has subsequently performed live on BBC Children in Need as well as at our Winter Party. The Choir meets regularly for rehearsals and is hugely valued by all participants.