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Trinity Hospice – Trips for the Children

Steve had discussed last year with Lisa Martin about how the foundation could help further with children and families using the services of Brian House and Lisa explained a difficulty they faced that was highlighted by Sue the play worker in Brian House. Sue has a role which includes planning all activities in and out of the house. For years she has struggled to hardly plan anything outside of Brian House due to transport issues. A simple trip to the beach to get an ice cream caused massive problems. Last year Merlin Entertainment (owners of the tower) very kindly adopted Brian House as its local charity and raised funds to buy a mini bus which is fully adaptable for wheelchairs and bulky equipment for the children.

This has enabled Sue to plan lots of activities locally and regionally for all our children to really enjoy, not just those who health wise can travel. Most things or activities we try to get for free or pay a reduce entry fee but some we are unable to. Sue was hoping that the foundation would consider paying into a separate fund for her and the staff to be able to support these activities and make them really special. For example the other night the nurses were in Brian House and found themselves with 3 teenagers who were at a loose end. They wanted to take them out for chips and a walk down the prom but had no money to enable the trip.

Steve agreed that £250 per month would be provided over the coming year to enable Sue and staff to arrange more activities outside of Brian House.

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