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Sponsorship of Southmead Hospital Charity’s Creative Companions Project

Clifton High School will, this year, be sponsoring Southmead Hospital Charity’s Creative Companions Project, which trains volunteers to deliver creative art activities such as painting and drawing to the hospital’s older patients at their bedside.

Creative Companions is part of the Fresh Arts programme at North Bristol NHS Trust. The interaction with volunteers that it provides to patients helps reduce their boredom and isolation and, consequently, improves their mental and physical wellbeing.

Aims

To fund the delivery of creative art activities such as painting and drawing to the hospital’s older patients at their bedside.  The interaction with the volunteers helps reduce patients’ boredom and isolation and, consequently, improves their mental and physical wellbeing.  Significant research shows that creative activities in a hospital produce a better healing environment, which helps patients to get better quicker.

Background

Since September 2019

Resources

Substantial Financial Contribution

Frequency

Single event