Crazy colour family activity day

Published: February 18, 2015

Almost fifty family members came to Richard House yesterday for a crazy colour activity day.

The action packed day saw a variety of different activities around the theme of colours with an extra dash of colour thanks to face painting from volunteer Jackie.

The day included arts and crafts, making stained glass windows and rainbow fish, a Rainbow Fish sensory story, storytelling as well as drama and music workshops all with a colour theme- by Half Moon theatre and a messy art activity in the Richard House grounds. Families also had the chance to take on a scavenger hunt finding and exploring things of a certain colour.

On top of all this, music experts Music In Hospitals were on hand to perform a number of family friendly songs and Dr Gee Hee from the Giggle Doctors provided even more smiles throughout the day.

The event was also the first opportunity for families to try the delicious food from the new kitchen service at the hospice, and the feedback shows that they were in agreement that the Grub Hub does tasty food with one family commenting that there was ‘lots of variety’ and another saying they ‘really loved the food’.

Ornella Massera, who was volunteering for the first time, said: “I had so much fun with the kids and they were all so happy to be here. The drama room was a particular favourite. It was really nice to see the siblings having such a great time too, having a place where they can be themselves and everyone in the family is taken into consideration. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come back!”

Pictured: Sarah Ben-Hafsi shows off her artwork with senior play specialist Smiya