BRISTOL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SENSORY PLAY AREAS TRANSFORMED… Kingston Barnes are thrilled to have helped fund the sensory play area at the children’s hospital.
The play areas have undergone an extensive renovation to meet the growing demand for specialist sensory facilities, thanks to funding from Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal and Kingston Barnes.
We managed to raise the money through a variety of charity days that we arranged. These include golf days, football tournaments, a family fun fair and our very own James Kingston who completed a half Ironman.
The renovation includes the installation of a range of interactive sensory play equipment such as colour washing light projections and a new control panel to enable the Grand Appeal Sensory Play Practitioner to easily adapt sessions to each child’s specialist needs. A new outdoor space has been created which features a range of sensory activities including a full body support swing, a water feature and interactive light and sound panels.
Sensory play is an essential part of child’s development and is particularly effective for children with disabilities and special needs, helping them develop important life skills including colour recognition, vocalisation and motor skills. Sensory play can also act as an essential outlet for children who are in pain, distressed or anxious about their stay in hospital. As a major trauma centre for the entire South West region, and a leading paediatric neurosurgery centre, the hospital cares for many patients with a range of complex additional needs which require specialist sensory support.
Thank you to all of our clients and suppliers that have been involved with our fund raising; we are delighted to show how your kind donations have helped changed the lives of children with disabilities and special needs.
Our current fundraising project is to raise £15,000 so we can purchase a state of the art incubator for premature babies on behalf of Above and Beyond. The Incubator for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, provides much more visibility for parents to see their very small and sick baby than a normal incubator does. It also means parents can cuddle their baby without taking them off the ventilator. This contact and visibility is vital for both a baby and its parents during these early days and weeks of life and is a fantastic cause to be raising money for.
We have a football tournament coming up over the summer and 10 KB employees are taking part in Tough Mudder in August in order for us to achieve our fundraising goal!
We look forward to your continued support and generosity.
KB Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 – We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Charity Golf Day took place on Tuesday 12th April 18 and was again a huge success despite the poor visibility due to the weather!
The day took place at Bristol and Clifton Golf Course with coffee/tea and bacon rolls served in the club house to start the day the teams were fueled up and ready to begin their shot gun start at 9.30am.
Eleven teams made their way around the course and even though the weather was not on our side a good day was had by all. The golden ball competition kept people on their toes, and competitive sides shone through on the longest drive and nearest the pin competitions.
We would also like to give a huge thank you to all our teams, sponsors and Bristol & Clifton Golf Club for making this day possible. A lot of local companies made donations for the raffle which helped us raise more money through raffle ticket sales.
The main goal of these events is to raise as much cash as possible for Above and Beyond. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that with all of your generosity we have raised a fantastic £1,162.50 towards our £15,000 target.
The end goal is to purchase a state of the art incubator for premature babies on behalf of the charity Above and Beyond. The Incubator for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, provides much more visibility for parents to see their very small and sick baby than a normal incubator does. It also means parents can cuddle their baby without taking them off the ventilator. This contact and visibility is vital for both a baby and its parents during these early days and weeks of life and is a fantastic cause to be raising money for.
This event along with our other Charity events that we have held over the past year brings our grand total so far to £7,114.50 which brings us in just under the half way mark. This is a fantastic amount to achieve for our fund raising, so again thank you.
We look forward to seeing you all there again next year, and finger crossed the sun will shine?! Third time lucky!!
HALSALL CONSTRUCTION CHARITY FOOTBALL – Kingston Barnes would like to congratulate and thank Halsall Construction for holding a fantastic football tournament.
The tournament took place at South Bristol Sports Centre and raised a fantastic £1,700 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
We were therefore delighted to enter a team into the tournament and show our support to the cause.
Kingston Barnes Team: Back Row – Sam Coggins, James Kingston, Chris Hallum, Dan Peace; Front Row – Chris Johnston, Sam Hewitt and Ben Williams
A big congratulations to the winners Stephens & Giles Carpenters and Matching Brick Co. for winning the knockout competitions!
A fantastic day was had by the whole Kingston Barnes team and we will look forward to the next event!
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