Power of Play appeal

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Power of Play Appeal

52,000 young people living in Croydon require hospital or community care each year, for conditions ranging from diabetes to cancer. We want them to have the best possible care and support. That’s why we have launched a fundraising appeal to bring play to sick children receiving treatment at Croydon University Hospital.

Work is already underway on a new integrated children’s care unit will open in 2022, bringing together the Trust’s children’s wards alongside dedicated children’s critical care and children’s cancer facilities, so that we can provide care closer to home for even more of the borough’s sickest children.

Our Power of Play appeal will fund new interactive play zones, entertaining toys and relaxation rooms for toddlers, children and teens alike, during some of the most difficult times in their lives.

Sadly, around 240 children in the UK, aged 0-14 years, lose their lives to cancer every year and thousands more require intensive care treatment. Alongside this 31,500 children and young people in the UK are living with diabetes, requiring regular and often lengthy hospital stays.

For children in hospital play is a precious time spent away from their treatment and helps to reduce anxiety. 


Help us bring play to sick children. Support our appeal today

Your donation could help to fund climbing walls, interactive play panels and basketball hoops as well as 'chill spaces' for teenagers and play towers.

If your school would like to help support the appeal, why not download our new fundraising pack? -   PIU Fundraising pack [pdf] 11MB

If you are a company or group that would like to get involved in our appeal please contact laura.kennedy8@nhs.net