The ‘Urtica for Children’ project is the Company’s response to the social issue of loneliness and suffering of children bedridden in hospitals, far from their peers, friends and families. The project is about much more than just financial support of hospitals. Its main value is the time devoted to children and involvement of numerous people and institutions in making the lives of little cancer patients as normal and joyful as possible. Regular art workshops and contact with people from outside the hospital help the children to better cope with their isolation from families and friends. Thanks to the ‘Sunny Gallery’ workshops, the little patients are involved in art work and can forget about hospital routines.
The initiative covers 17 children’s oncology and haematology wards. Local artists and teachers are invited to participate by making the workshops interesting and adapted to the children’s effort levels. The workshops end with an official gala ceremony during which works of all participants are presented and put up for auction, with proceeds distributed to all hospitals involved. The funds allow them to purchase specialist medical equipment, art materials and toys for little patients.
used up crayons
income from action