We've been working hard to keep providing the much needed support and services during this difficult time.
Andy has made sure that the children we support are still able to enjoy music therapy by uploading a series of music sessions to YouTube to keep the children amused while we are all unable to deliver our much needed music therapy to the children on the wards at JR.
Karen, another one of our talented music therapists, is here in her PPE on the first day we were allowed back at Royal Berks Hospital Reading. She was thrilled and relieved to be back on Lion Ward and delivering face to face music therapy to the children again. After so many months of being unable to enter the wards at all, Karen said it was such a joy to be back.
We dropped off 60 pamper packs for the parents we support at John Radcliffe children’s hospital. They are having a really tough time during lockdown unable to leave the ward at all because the children, many of whom are in chemo or with a serious medical condition are so vulnerable to infection. Unable to access their usual Rosie’s Rainbow Fund parent support from our wonderful Amanda, we came up with this idea and hope that the packs which contain lots of quality items such as shower gels, hand creams, pens, cookies, etc will assure the parents that we haven’t forgotten them. (Also some nice hand creams for the nurses. Thank you from us to you for your selfless work.)
Our wonderful trustee, Bev, delivered a car full of pamper packs to Stoke Mandeville. With the help of Play specialist Jackie and one of the paediatric nurses from the children's wards these packs are being distributed today to parents who are currently in hospital with their children while they are patients at Stoke Mandeville.
We feel positive that the new delivery will be eagerly and gratefully received by parents at Stoke.
Rosies Rainbow Fund provide music therapy for some very ill children at Stoke and have been delivering virtual live sessions via iPad to children on the Spinal unit.
Our love and rainbows to all of you at this time.
Radcliffe Orchestra are performing a Concert in aid of Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, Saturday 9th March 2019 – 7.45pm, at the Tingewick Hall in the John Radcliffe Hospital. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions, under 16 free) and include refreshments afterwards; available from the Cairns Library at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and on the door. Programme: to include Beethoven's 2nd Symphony, and the Mozart Oboe Concerto
We are always touched when we receive donations and have fundraising events that are held on behalf of our charity. We are especially moved when our local schools get involved and the children are a large part of nominating Rosie's Rainbow Fund as their charity to raise funds for.
We are so thankful and extremely grateful for the efforts and generosity for these recent school fundraisers and also in some cases, for naming Rosie's Rainbow Fund as their nominated charity of the year:
The Downey School ~ £834
Langley Hall Primary Academy ~ £2,544
Kimbolton School Z £1,000
Bovingdon Primary Academy - £1,620
The Hill Primary School ~ £663
Ursuline Preparatory School ~ £318
Claire's Court Schools ~ £2,748
Hall Grove School ~ £795
We want you to know that every penny you raise on behalf of our charity goes directly to support our seriously ill children and their families. Once again, thank you again for helping us to support them!