About our Charity of the Year – Dreamdrops

We are proud to announce that our charity of the year is local charity Dreamdrops – Huntingdonshire’s Children’s charity. Dreamdrops has been chosen by our very own staff forum, and the charity is located just a few minutes down the road from us.

Dreamdrops raises money for the two units at Hinchingbrooke Hospital; the Holly Ward, which is a children’s unit caring for sick children, and the Special Care Baby Unit, which cares for premature and sick babies, run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

They also support community children’s services to make sure they get the right support in the community.

Dreamdrops has been supporting children since 2005. Any money raised is used to buy items that aren’t NHS funded, but that are so important in order to provide more of a ‘Home from Home’ atmosphere for children and their families, at what is often a stressful time. An example of some of these items includes:

  • A 3D Pain Distraction Unit, for use in the community.
  • A Magic Carpet, allowing interactive play for all ages and abilities.
  • A Wall Bubble Cartoon, which includes two play touch systems, like iPads but secured to the wall within an LED box.
  • A toy locker.
  • Interactive Wall Panels, for a new area for autistic children in Outpatients.
  • Soft Play Area, for the new area for autistic children.
  • Books, CDs Toys, as these need to be regularly replaced as they are in constant use.
  • A Tea Set, for the outside play area in the Outpatients’ Wendy House.

The staff forum will be running lots of events for us to raise funds for Dreamdrops, which we’re sure will include a ‘Bake off’ or two!

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