Many of our heart families can end up spending a number of weeks on Ocean Ward at any one time, which can often end up being costly and ultimately cause unnecessary stress at an already difficult time. Therefore one of our ongoing projects is to provide financial support to those families in need.
In certain circumstances we are also able to assist towards travel expenses as some families have a significant distance to travel to the ward.
Resources for children
Families of Ocean Ward is dedicated to ensuring that all children, and siblings, who stay on Ocean Ward have many varied resources available to them to make their stay as comfortable and as “fun” as possible.
Games consoles (PS4 and XBox’s)
Arts and craft supplies
Toys and games
We are always looking at ways to improve life on Ocean Ward for our families, therefore we continually look to invest in special projects for the ward. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions on future special projects. Our most recent purchases include:
Chairs and coffee tables
25 books recommended by our child psycologist
10 DVD players
INR testing kits for patients to use from home
Paultons Park – For the last 9 years we have held an annual trip to Paultons Park for many of our families, which is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attends. Paultons park have always been kind enough to allocate us a number of tickets and the charity then heavily subsidises the rest. Every year we see the number of families who attend increasing, with over 100 families joining us in 2018!
Christmas Party – We love holding our annual Christmas party for our heart children and their families, and its always fantastic to see new and old faces alike. With entertainment, food, a raffle, and a visit from Santa himself, our families always tell us they have a wonderful time
We have also hosted many other events and look forward to many more in the years to come