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Sheffield party in the park helps children cope with burns

Paris Boldock at the event

Paris Boldock at the event

Families partied in the sunshine at a Sheffield park to raise money for young hospital patients being treated for burns.

The fifth annual fun day in aid of Theo’s Burns Club, which supports youngsters at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, featured a host of activities including a falconry display and dance performances, all taking place in Endcliffe Park.

Live music, a raffle and a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse also drew in visitors, who got the chance to meet the hospital’s mascot, Theo the Bear.

Money raised will help to support children and their families come to terms with burns injuries, and meet others who have gone through treatment.

Organiser Lindsay Marris, a family support nurse, said the party was ‘always a great day out’, adding: “Burns injuries don’t just have a physical impact. These children also have to deal with scarring and the effects that can have on friendships and their time at school. Their treatment can be quite complex and painful and involve numerous operations over many years.”

The burns unit sees over 300 new patients every year.

 

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