Volunteers Get Stuck in at Hospital Art Session

Joining in the fun with Art Kart at Birmingham Children’s Hosptial.

Volunteers from the West Brom showed their skills with glitter, glue and sticky stars to get stuck in at the Art Kart project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The five building society colleagues brought along an array of colourful materials and helped young patients have fun making cards and other items while waiting for their hospital appointments.

The outpatients department had a creative buzz as children joined the session with real enthusiasm, supported by their adult helpers.

Volunteer Nikki Willis, Partnership Manager with the West Brom, said: “It was a memorable experience for all of us.  When you think of what these children are going through, helping them enjoy themselves by taking part in a fun activity was so rewarding.  At the same time it makes you appreciate what you have in your own life.”

Fidelis Navas, New Business Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said:

“We’re very grateful to the fantastic team from the West Brom who entertained and engaged with arts and crafts activities.  Children and adults alike enjoyed it.

“Art Kart is run monthly in our main outpatients department and helps to keep the children distracted by producing something fun that they can take home after their appointment. 

“The project relies on volunteers and we really appreciate the time and support this group gave and the materials they provided.”

The West Brom is a long-standing supporter of Birmingham Children’s Hospital through the Society’s Red Balloon Account, which to date has contributed £580,000 for equipment and services.

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