Banner image

Foundation runs inclusive activities session at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Bristol Sport Foundation ran their first ever inclusive activities session at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on Friday afternoon (February 21st), as part of the new Forever Champions programme and an exciting ongoing partnership with the hospital.

Soft tennis, dance, table football and basketball all formed part of the sessions, which was open to hospital patients and their siblings.

The session offered children the opportunity of extra activity during their time in hospital, engaging with a range of activities alongside coaches from the Foundation.

Tom Monks, Head of Programmes, Bristol Sport Foundation, said: “Sport has a unique power to engage, inspire and uplift. We were delighted to bring our talented and passionate sports coaches to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to provide fun activities for the patients and their families.”

Before Christmas, coaches and volunteers from the Foundation were joined by stars from Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers for some heart-warming days of visits and sporting activity at the hospital.

As part of #Conversations week in the hospital, ran in partnership with Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Foundation coaches headed to the wards and departments for some soft tennis, boccia, balloon volleyball and gymnastics, as well as a ‘keepy-uppy challenge.’

Caitlin Moss, Deputy Divisional Director for Strategy and Business Planning said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Bristol Sport Foundation to deliver inclusive and fun activities for children in hospital and their siblings.

"The activities bring much joy to those involved and we are lucky to have the lovely BSF coaches visiting the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to deliver these sessions and support the wellbeing of our patients and their families.”

One parent, Alice, whose son, Aidan took part in the sessions, added: "After a long period of time in hospital, getting out in the fresh air and doing some physical activity really helped Aidan.

"It’s been great for his mental wellbeing too. He was asking me when he could come back again to see the coaches for the afternoon session.”

Images courtesy of JMPUK.com


Latest News

Watch the Boro match exclusively on Robins TV
Football icon

Watch the Boro match exclusively on Robins TV

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2020 • Football

Tainton hails 'world class' training facility
Rugby icon

Tainton hails 'world class' training facility

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2020 • Rugby

Numbers game: Hull City (H)
Football icon

Numbers game: Hull City (H)

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2020 • Football

Episode 12 of the Robins Nest now available
Football icon

Episode 12 of the Robins Nest now available

Posted: Thursday, July 9th 2020 • Football