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17th Aug 2016
Members of popular children’s attraction, KidZania London visited the children in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital this week.
RightZKeeper Urbano (pictured) presented the children with a selection of music equipment, which was kindly donated by world leading digital music manufacturer, Roland
The musical instruments have been donated in support of Alder Hey’s continued dedication through its arts programme to involve music therapy as a form of distraction while children are in hospital.
A memorable afternoon was had by all as the children at Alder Hey created music on their new state-of-the art equipment and watched on in delight as Urbano joined in with all the fun.
Vicky Charnock, Arts Co-ordinator at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said: “We are so grateful to Roland and KidZania London for their incredibly generous donation. Our patients will have so much fun using them as part of our fabulous art programme. Music is such an important part of what we do and there are proven health benefits for taking part in music making. This donation will help us bring music to more of our patients.”
Dr Ger Graus OBE, Director of Education added: We feel so lucky to able to be in a position to enjoy such a wonderful partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Education is at the heart of everything we do at KidZania London, so we are thrilled that we are able to offer children staying at Alder Hey the chance to enjoy learning and creating music, just like any other child would have the opportunity to at school. We are so proud to be partnered with both Alder Hey and Roland and there is nothing like beating the drum for something so positive.
Alder Hey is also part of the KidZania experience in London, where children can take part in more than 60 real-life role play adventures. Kids are taught all about respect and responsibility in the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital activity. Whether a child chooses to become a Paramedic, a Midwife or a Surgeon, they will be an important part of the KidZanian community!
For more information about this unique concept, visit KidZania.co.uk
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