Can you help fuel the fun and bring smiles to sick kids?

COVID-19 is making hospital even tougher for sick kids at Queensland Children’s Hospital. Lockdowns, visitor restrictions, and limited entertainment services can mean long, tough days in hospital for sick kids and their families.

We are on a mission to keep sick kids smiling by providing entertainment and distraction with toys, games, activities, and craft packs. We want to put play back in their day and smiles back on their faces.

Over 8,500* kids checked into Kidzone – a place for kids to have fun, play, and just be kids!

Over 4,900* kids participated in our entertainment-based activities or workshops.

*Figures relate to FY19/20

We provide over 750 craft packs to sick kids in hospital every week.

Over 2,000* toys/games are loaned to inpatients including digital distraction devices and Play Ability toys.

 

*Figure relates to FY19/20

Kids just want to have fun!

It’s never easy being a sick kid in hospital, but with visitor restrictions in place, and reduced entertainment and support services, being in hospital has never been tougher.

Sadly, for many sick kids’ self-isolation is not a new experience, but with extra restrictions in place, it can be even more scary and isolating for kids and their families.

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

Feelings of isolation, loneliness, and fear can increase for sick kids if they have days without play and interaction.

Whilst our face to face services have been scaled back our determination and passion to work wonders for sick kids hasn’t.

We are on a mission to make play possible despite COVID-19.  With your help, we can continue to add a little wonder (even from a distance) and keep sick kids smiling by bringing play back into their day.

Please give $25 to help us fuel the fun and bring entertainment to sick kids. With your help, we can provide toys, games, activities, and craft packs to kids across Queensland Children’s Hospital and keep Kidzone, our playroom on Level 6, stocked with fun.

Your gift will show sick kids that they are not forgotten, and that they’re not alone

Please help fuel the fun and keep sick kids smiling!