Raising a smile

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of John Keys, the paediatric department at Kingston Hospital was delighted to take delivery of an omiVista Mobiii Interactive Table Projection System in August. Providing an extensive range of interactive, stimulating and physical games, the projector is helping to brighten-up the days of all the children under the hospital’s care. The play team were able to test out one of the projectors using the OmiVista projector that had already been acquired by Kingston Hospital Charity for the care of the elderly wards. They found the children loved it.

John took on RideLondon-Essex 100 in May, raising over £12,300, after his daughter had spent over 50 nights at Kingston Hospital in the six months leading up to this 100-mile sportive. Naoise was invited with her brother, Ronan, and Mum to test out this interactive entertainment system. It was a hit!

John explained:

I took on RideLondon as a way of thanking the staff on the paediatric department at Kingston Hospital NHS. The care we received was amazing and made a huge difference to us coping through what was a very challenging time. I am delighted that, with the generosity of family and friends, I was able to raise the monies needed to purchase this interactive projector system. For children, the days spent in hospital can feel very long, so ensuring they are kept active and stimulated is really important.

Caroline Futter, Hospital Play Lead said:

“It’s brilliant we now have this new entertainment system and we are so grateful to John. Every child we care for will be able to benefit from the projector, as it’s easily transportable and it can be used on the floor, on a table or on a bed. My colleagues and I are convinced this new projection system will change the children’s experience while in hospital, providing them with fun activities that encourage movement, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive thinking and much more. It’s lovely to see the children smiling and happy during what can be an anxious and scary time.

If you would like to support Kingston Hospital and take part in a challenge event, click HERE to see what’s available or, if you would like a chat about your own activity, please contact Tracey on 020 8973 5041 or tracey.shaw17@nhs.net.