is to work with the Teenage Cancer Trust, CLIC Sargent and the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign charities to provide a better hospital environment at the Royal Marsden Hospital for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
HAM has donated £160,000 towards half the cost of the Chill Out Zone at the Royal Marsden's new Oak Centre In Sutton, which was officially opened on 29 September 2011. Their medical facilities are second to none but it also aims to provide vibrant, funky, more 'normal' surroundings for young people.
We are still very actively fundraising to fully furnish this much needed environment. Our most recent donations include: iPads, lap tops, PSPs and Kindles to the Chill Out Zone; plus we are thrilled to be able to pay for the annual cost of Sky TV, internet connection and Jimmy Teens TV, which is a video service for young cancer patients, enabling young people to share their experiences through video diaries, short films, music and animation.
We have just purchased 2 iPads for the Critical Care Unit in Fulham Road to assist with communication when patients are unable to talk due to having had a tracheostomy.