You’re invited: Carnival of Care at Doncaster Royal Infirmary this Friday!

Get ready for a carnival like no other, as the Paediatric Team invites colleagues to join them for a day of joy, laughter, and fundraising in support of a remarkable cause.

On Friday 25 August, the hospital’s Rainbow Garden (just above West Ward block) will transform as we hosted a vibrant Carnival-inspired event aimed at raising funds for the purchase of an innovative device which will aid in the care and treatment of local, young patients.

The omiVista is a mobile projector, loaded with an array of engaging games, including bubble popping and leaf blowing. The device serves as a distraction tool which can be used during procedures, such as blood tests, which can often be distressing for younger patients.

Additionally, the OmiVista can be used in rehabilitation sessions and as a catalyst to encourage movement, transforming care into an interactive and playful experience.

The team, with support from DBTH Charity, has set its sights high, aiming to raise around £4,000 to bring the OmiVista to the Trust.

You can support this and join the festivities on Friday 25 August, beginning at 10.30am, within Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Rainbow Garden. The list of attractions includes:

  • 10:30am – The event will kick-off with a Book Give-Away, Knitted dolls, Name the Teddy and Yorkshire Wildlife Park teddies
  • 10.45am – Milner Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) Dance Group to perform from 10.45am to 11.30am.
  • 11am – Face Painter – Youngsters (and older people if they wish) can transform into their favourite characters or creatures with the stroke of a brush (available until 1pm).
  • 12pm – Harmonix Choir to perform until 12.30pm.
  • 12pm – Hot dogs and snacks – enjoy a variety of delicious treats to satisfy your taste buds.
  • 1pm – Local entertainer arrives and will be on hand until 4pm.
  • 2pm – Ice cream van.
  • 4pm – Event closes.

Additionally, from 10.30am, we will have a Bake Sale and Tombola on Level 2 of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with all proceeds going towards the appeal.

If you’re interested in coming along, please do, and help us raise money for this fantastic cause. Alternatively, you can donate directly via JustGiving here.