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Providing care, play and entertainment to children in hospital

RADIO LOLLIPOP
History

Primarily a children’s charity set up to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children and young adults in hospital.

The Southampton Station was set up in 1994 as part of the sponsorship package for the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
We celebrated our 10th birthday in 2004 and in that time we have been able to:
Provide a dedicated team of volunteers to travel around the wards and talk to and play with the children/young adults.
Supply activities such as colouring; puzzles; word searches; crosswords; a craft trolley and regular competitions with prizes.
Broadcast a radio show on 3 nights a week (Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday) playing requests.
Interacting with patients in the studio and using the special telephones that enable us to link up "live" with the wards.
Extend our services from the original children’s wards into the Children’s Neurological Department and Bursledon House.
Support schools; fetes; carnivals and other events in the local community with our special Roadshow service, which also helps to raise funds for us.
PLEASE HELP:
BY DONATING WHATEVER YOU CAN SPARE – PLEASE SEND A CHEQUE, PAYABLE TO
RADIO LOLLIPOP, TO:

Radio Lollipop, B-Level, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Shirley, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, SO16 6YD.
(Please include your name and address, so we can THANK YOU!)
SPEAK TO ONE OF US FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
(Please visit our studio Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 6pm and 8pm or email through Communigate-Please leave your contact details).
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
BECOMING AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER
REGULAR DONATIONS
SPONSORSHIP/SUPPORT
Hospitals can be intimidating places for adults.
How much more so for a child where, however well they have been prepared for their stay, it is the great unknown, where they are without all the things that give them security, their family, their bedroom and their toys.
Even their friends are not around.

Instead they have strange apparatus, unfamiliar faces and are without their own cosy bed.
Parents are not always able to stay with them to provide reassurance.
Someone is needed, someone who has time to give, on a one-to-one basis, attention, diversion, and comfort.
We are here to provide that service and play an important part in the lives of many children during their stay in hospital.
Friendship, fun and laughter – our volunteers are a welcome sight to many children. Experience has shown that a happy, motivated child can respond faster to treatment.
THAT IS WHY WE AT THE SOUTHAMPTON STATION ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO GIVE.
Thank you for your time.
See our main Website:
www.radiolollipop.org

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