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Rays of Sunshine grant sensory room makeover to children’s ward with help of discount retailer

Gemma Warren, Northwick Park Hospital, Michael McCabe, Area Manager B&M, Laura Barnett, Rays of Sunshine, Steve Coates, Store Manager B&M, Debbie Davidson, Northwick Park

Patients on Jack’s Place, the children’s ward at Northwick Park Hospital have a shiny new sensory room thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity www.raysofsunshine.org.uk and their partner B&M Stores http://www.bmstores.co.uk/.

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for seriously ill children across the UK aged three to 18. The charity also supports children’s hospitals across the country through granting hospital ward wishes, which act as a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital.

Northwick Park Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, applied to Rays of Sunshine for a hospital ward wish, asking to add some much-needed sunshine their sensory room.

Northwick Park Hospital Sensory Room

Gemma Warren, Play Worker on Jack’s Place, said:

“The equipment in the sensory room was either out of date or not fully functioning. I desperately wanted to restore the room into a space that patients could use and was absolutely thrilled when Rays of Sunshine agreed to grant our hospital ward wish to make that happen. It was incredible to be able to install brand new equipment and once again provide patients with a relaxing and stimulating space they can enjoy. Patients are already taking advantage of the room and I can’t thank Rays of Sunshine and B&M Stores enough for making this happen.”

Mike McCabe, Area Manager of B&M, said:

“B&M are very proud to have been able to fund the sensory room and hope patients are able to spend many hours enjoying the incredible new equipment. We intend for this to be the start of a great relationship between our staff, Rays of Sunshine and Northwick Park.”

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine said:

“As a Wembley based charity we work very closely with Northwick Park and are thrilled that through the support of B&M we have been able to brighten up the lives of children on Jack’s Place once again. Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine provides a distraction for hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children and we know that the new sensory equipment will do exactly that. We look forward to working with B&M in the future to create more smiles for the children at Northwick Park”.