Storytelling tour to visit young patients at Dorset County Hospital

Storytelling tour to visit young patients at Dorset County Hospital

Storytelling tour to visit young patients at Dorset County Hospital

First published in News

CHILDREN at Dorset County Hospital’s Kingfisher Ward will receive a dose of fun and laughter next week.

Young patients will be treated to an interactive performance of storytelling as part of a new initiative from the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Heinz.

The Starlight Storytellers tour will pay a visit to the Dorchester hospital on Wednesday, March 12 with performers singing and dancing along to a narrated collection of well-loved children’s stories such as the Princess and the Pea, Charlotte’s Web and Three Little Pigs.

The tour is funded by the Heinz ‘Get Well’ Soup campaign that sees £1 from every personalised can bought from its Facebook page go to Starlight, with the initiative running until March 31.

Play specialist on the Kingfisher Ward Julie Goodall said: “We are really excited about the arrival of Starlight Storytellers.

“We use play to help distract poorly children from the pain and anxiety that they might be feeling as a result of their illness and there’s nothing quite like a good story to capture children’s minds.

“We are really grateful to Heinz and everyone that supported the ‘Get Well’ Soup campaign for this fantastic opportunity.”

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