Art & Stories from Charlton Farm

On Friday 5 October, the local Children’s Hospice will be holding a special open evening at the Tithe Barn Hall in Nailsea. Members of the public are invited to come along and discover what Children’s Hospice South West means to children, families, volunteers, supporters and staff through their art, craft, poems and stories.

The art show and story share will run from 6pm-8pm and everybody is welcome to drop into the Tithe Barn Hall to see the art, listen to poems and hear short stories of people’s experiences of Children’s Hospice life. Entry is free and the first 50 guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine. As well as art and stories, there will also be an interactive musical session with Music Therapist Adam Kishtainy, and the opportunity to meet and talk to volunteers and members of the care team from the charity’s Charlton Farm hospice in Wraxall.

Emma Parker, from Charlton Farm, said: ‘Art and craft activities help to break down barriers and acts as a form of therapy for our children with life limiting conditions, as well as for their whole family. Sometimes the children have so much to say but cannot find the words to express how they feel. That’s when messy play works best. Every picture tells a story and messy play has helped so many children tell theirs. Just like a photo or letter the picture is there forever, alongside the treasured memories.’

The open evening will be a very special community event, which not only lets local people gain an insight into Children’s Hospice life, through art and stories, but also gives each member of the Charlton Farm family a chance to express and share what Children’s Hospice South West means to them in a creative way.

If you would like to find out more about the care and support Charlton Farm provides to children who are not expected to live into adulthood and their families, discover ways you can get involved and learn why the top word used by families to describe Children’s Hospice South West is ‘fun’ please pop along on the night. Alternatively, please call 01275 866600 or email for more information.

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