From Worn-Out to Wonderful – Ward 84

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From Worn-Out to Wonderful – Ward 84

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital gets the makeover it deserves for oncology patients.

Previously stark and clinical, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity have raised the funds to give the children’s cancer ward some well-needed TLC. Our aim was to make the area as inspiring and colourful as possible, and we’ve come up with a great idea to do so…

Ward 84, on average, sees 120 new cases of cancer in children every year. These children remain on treatment from between six months and three years at a time, with many experiencing repeat visits. During such a tough time, it’s vital that kids have an environment that feels as close to home as possible. That’s why the ‘Can You Design a Spaceship for our Hospital?’ competition was created; to introduce some imagination to the ward with hopes of making it a more comforting environment.


We’re sure the judging panel will be spoilt for choice with these amazing designs

Have you been getting creative for our kids’ cancer ward?

Royal Manchester Children’s hospital wanted their patients and Thomas Cook customers to help with the design of the refurbished ward, and we thought hand-crafted works of art would be just the job! We’ve been overwhelmed by the inspiring, creative entries from children all over the country. After all, who is better to design for kids than kids themselves! The original works of art will be brought to life by the illustrator Hammo and will feature on the consultant room doors throughout the ward. A panel made up of Thomas Cook and hospital staff have the tough task of choosing the coolest spaceships which will feature on the ward. The new designs will be unveiled on the 15th July, so look out for them!


Our judging panel assessing the masterpieces!

A huge thank you to all involved, we can’t wait to see the finished product.

If you’d like to help Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital or one of the other incredible charities we support, you can make a donation to the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity on our website. All the money we raise will help towards making a positive difference to young lives.


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