Disney bought the magic of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” to 10 families at Helen & Douglas House on Saturday 25th November, helping to create special memories for local terminally ill children and their families.
To celebrate this new partnership with Together for Short Lives – the UK charity that supports children’s hospices – Disney provided a magical “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” themed ‘party in a box’ for Helen & Douglas House.
The magical gift-wrapped party boxes were packed full of all the special activities, games and decorations needed to create a festive Frozen party for children and families.
Nicola Wilson from Helen & Douglas House said “This is a special time of year for all families, but for those caring for a terminally ill child it’s even more poignant. We help families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. We would like to thank Disney for helping us create special memories at the Frozen party which will last a lifetime for our families.”
Kay Lyons from Wootton came to the party with children Sienna aged 6 who comes to Helen House for respite care and Ella aged 11 and said “It was a very special time for Ella and Sienna to share. We are so grateful for the kindness of Together for Short Lives and Disney because moments like these create priceless memories. Thank you.”
The parties took place at children’s hospices all over the country this weekend (25/26 November), as part of a new partnership between The Walt Disney Company in the UK and Together for Short Lives, the UK charity that supports local children’s hospices like Helen & Douglas House.
The weekend celebrations mark the start of a 6-week campaign that will include encouraging fans and supporters to ‘Give a precious moment to others, be sharing theirs’ through a social media campaign launching on the 28th of November – Giving Tuesday. This also coincides with Helen & Douglas House’s social media campaign called ‘Every little life leaves happy memories’ where children who come to Helen House share their favourite memories.
“Thank you also to Helen House for taking the time and effort to run such an event.” Kay Lyons