Demelza families join the space race

26 October 2016

There was an alien invasion at Demelza Kent during half term when the care team arranged two whole days of activities based on the theme of ‘space.’

Our children and visiting families had the chance to build rockets, create alien handprints and bake star biscuits as part of the activity days, organised by our astro-nomical team!

It was also an opportunity for the families to make full use of the hospice sensory room, with space blankets, moon sand and parachutes brought in to complement the bubble tubes and sound and lighting effects.

The care team - some dressed as astronauts - led the extra-terrestrial adventure, which included a space treasure hunt and music session. The children chuckled at Claire Freeman’s story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and watched the 2015 animated movie ‘Home’ in the hospice cinema room.

They were able to bake – and eat – Mars and Milky Way cupcakes and let their imaginations run riot with a programme of activities which was ‘out of this world!’

Care Services Lead for Kent, Debbie McSwiney said: “We are always thinking of different theme days which will enrich the lives of our children and young people."