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This special charity was founded to help seriously ill and disabled youngsters throughout the Thames Valley area, by offering support to the child and their family.
In hospital, they provide a range of services including music, art, and play therapy to these youngsters – and Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to be supporting their brilliant work.
William is five years old, and has congenital kypho-scoliosis – a condition that means his spine curves both sideways and forwards as he grows. He is currently in Oxford Children’s Hospital undergoing a lengthy procedure before his fourth surgery.
His mum talks about how Rosie’s Rainbow Fund has supported them as their lives have been turned upside down:
“We hadn’t come across Rosie’s Rainbow Fund before William was admitted to hospital but we have now benefitted hugely as a family from the work that they do.
"William has been able to access music therapy weekly and really looks forward to his sessions, particularly the opportunity to play the drums very loudly! Equally importantly, his sister, Emily, has been able to enjoy creating paintings and collages with the play therapists using the wonderful arts and crafts resources provided by the charity. Being able to engage in these activities has provided much needed fun and distraction during what could otherwise be another tedious day spent on the ward.
"We, as parents, have also felt incredibly lucky to enjoy the aromatherapy massages provided by the fund. These sessions provide some very much-needed headspace for us. An hour of calm, time to talk and for the therapist to find the right blend of oils for that moment to either help us relax or give us a lift before we return to the ward once more.
"We are so grateful to Rosie’s Rainbow Fund for helping to make this very difficult period for our family more bearable. The work you do is so important to families like ours. Thank you!"
We’re proud to be able to support the brilliant work of the charity by funding their music therapy project at The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital, which helps children like William.