Following our hugely successful collaboration with art therapists and play specialists at The Toy Library, Nottingham, we’re excited to announce the launch of our latest project offering families over 10 fantastic outdoor activities.
In March, we provided fun creativity packs for 150 families in the East Midlands The packs offered therapeutic creative activities to help families escape the difficulties of childhood cancer treatment during the Easter holidays. Developed with art therapy in mind, they offered something a bit different from your off the peg crafts. We’ve received lots of positive feedback and we were thrilled to see so many families having messy fun getting stuck into the art-based activities.
So this May we’re venturing outdoors, building on this success to roll out 300 PASIC Great Outdoors Packs, created once again in partnership with our colleagues at the Toy Library.
We wanted to help the young people we support have fun out and about safely – in the garden, street, local park or countryside, bearing in mind that our families need to be more cautious than most due to Covid-19. The outdoor pack comprises materials and ideas for over 10 fantastic activities – from den building to bug hunting, seed planting to pebble painting, and more!
It’s a great opportunity for children and young people to stay active, develop, grow and thrive. Our aim is for families to harness the power of nature, get out into the fresh air and, most importantly, have some fun!
We’ll start distributing the packs to families of children with cancer and those recovering post-treatment over the next few weeks. We can’t wait to see the smiles on faces of families having good old-fashioned outdoor fun.