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Give a warm welcome to our new Children's Oncology Play Assistants, Aimee and Sian!

Each year, on average 130 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer within the South West. Aimee and Sian will help some of these very children and their families to deal with the stress and fear that comes with being in hospital.

Based on Starlight Ward at Bristol Children's Hospital, they'll use the power of play to engage patients through a variety of fun sessions, giving them a chance to explore and express themselves. This vital service helps these brave young patients cope during an unimaginably stressful time.

Cancer Patient in a play session

Sian with patient Kara and her amazing new crown

None of this would be possible without the astonishing efforts of our family of fantastic fundraisers and we cannot thank you enough for your wonderful support. Thanks to you, we are able to expand our team of support staff who make life better for young patients and their families from across the South West and beyond.

Oncology Play Assistant with patient

Little Gracie and Aimee enjoy playing with some LEGO

All that’s left to say is a HUGE good luck to Aimee who next month will be taking on Bath Half Marathon as part of our terrific team of runners!

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