Youngsters in hospice get own cinema [South Wales Echo (UK)]
(South Wales Echo (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A TRIP to the cinema can be impossible for many children and young people facing life-limiting conditions.
But for youngsters at Ty Hafan in Sully the cinema experience has come to them.
Thanks to a donation from audio visual distributor RGB Communications, the hospice is now the proud owner of a home cinema with five wall speakers, a Blue-ray DVD player and a projector. This has saved the hospice more than Pounds 10,000.
Ty Hafan's director of care, Jayne Saunders, said: "We are absolutely delighted with our new surround sound cinema.
"This will be the first cinema experience for some of the children, young people and families we support."
It is hoped that children with palliative care needs including those in wheelchairs or beds, and those who experience pain or discomfort, will be able to use the cinema experience as a distraction.
The cinema has been installed as part of the Together for Short Lives campaign organised by Ian Morrish from Integrated Systems Europe.
Gordon Innocent, chairman of RGB Communications, said: "Our goal was to create a multi-purpose environment for the children to watch movies and play games."
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