Day was egg-ceptional fun for young!

02 May 2019
What a cracking result.

That was the verdict of organisers of this year’s Easter celebration organised by Brainbow, the brain tumour rehabilitation service based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.Helpers Mark Hall, Sue Rowley from PwC, Sue’s daughter Grace and one of the children who joined the event. Picture by Daniel Rayson

More than 75 guests and 20 helpers turned up at Granary Estates in Woodditton for an Alice in Wonderland themed celebration and joined in with an Easter egg hunt and balloon modelling compliments of party entertainers, GoAwesome .

There were music therapy sessions, arts and crafts, flamingo croquet and a mad hatter’s tea party with plenty of cake. Professional services firm, PwC, donated time and resource to the event including a large egg for every child.

The 16 April celebration was the latest in a series of events Brainbow has organised over the last few years, enabling children and families to have fun and network in a supervised setting.

Brainbow’s mission is to provide expert assessment and rehabilitation therapy for children suffering with the effects of a brain tumour so that they can reach their full potential. The generosity of charitable funders has enabled an expert multidisciplinary team to be established.

Anna’s Hope funds posts in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy, Tom’s Trust funds posts in psychology and Joshua Tarrant Trust fund posts in administration, service management and specialist education.

Paediatric oncologist, Dr Amos Burke, said: “We want to thank all the families, businesses and helpers that made the day such a success.”

Anyone who wants to learn more about the service, or make a donation, should visit the Brainbow web page.