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Gift to help youngsters make moving pictures

21st June 2017

YOUNGSTERS at a Staffordshire hospice are creating ‘moving pictures’ – with the help of staff from Leek United.

Colleagues from the Society’s Uttoxeter Branch have donated a hamper of art and crafts materials to the Stoke-on-Trent-based Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

The paints and crayons will be used for art therapy sessions – a key part of the work the Hospice does – with the aim of encouraging children and young adults with life-limiting conditions to open up and express their feelings in a creative way.

And each year, The Donna Louise puts on a display of the resulting original artworks at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley.

Leek United’s Uttoxeter team have pledged their fundraising support for The Donna Louise throughout this year, and handed over the art materials during a recent visit to the Hospice.

Branch Manager Deb Bree said: “It was great to see what a bright and lively place the Hospice is. We were able to meet some of the young people there and they were so inspirational.

“The Donna Louise relies so much on the support of the local community, so it was great to understand the difference our customers are making by getting involved in our ongoing fundraising activities.”

Chris Belyavin, Regional Fundraiser at The Donna Louise, added: “We’re really grateful for the support of Leek United’s Uttoxeter team and it was great to welcome them on their visit. The children will love getting messy and creative with the craft materials they brought with them, and we’re looking forward to working with Deb and her team in the coming months.”

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