Team members from Ecoworld London, the property developers who are supporting our Sun and Stars Appeal, spent last week volunteering at West Middlesex University Hospital to help transform Starlight children’s ward.
The volunteers came last week to begin renovating the children’s ward into a fun, welcoming, child-friendly environment for the hospital’s youngest patients and their families.The children’s inpatient wards at West Middlesex University Hospital provide care to over 10,000 babies, children and young people every year. While the hospital staff on these wards provide excellent care, the environment in which they are treated requires significant improvement.
Progress has already been made through a dedicated space for teenagers thanks to support from local company SEGA®, and a brand-new playroom designed by indoor play manufacturers Tigerplay, with input from young patients, their families and staff.
As Ecoworld London are working on the Brentford FC redevelopment, the company were keen to contribute to the local community so have been working in partnership with us to support the appeal.
Staff from Ecoworld London volunteered on the wards by painting, sanding, and filling walls in preparation for the installation of new artwork by graphic artist Supermundane, which will transform the wards with bright patterns and colours. The new artworks have been co-designed by young patients.
Ecoworld London have also very generously designed a new parents room including a brand-new kitchenette area and will be returning to the unit in the next few weeks to install and decorate the room, including furnishing the area with a brand-new TV, tables and chairs. Parents can often spend long periods of time on the ward, so having a relaxing space is vital at what can be a very stressful and difficult time.
Nivene Powell, Senior Community Liaison Manager, EcoWorld London, first approached CW+ earlier this year to support the Sun and Stars Appeal. She said: “The team at EcoWorld London have thoroughly enjoyed their time at West Middlesex University Hospital and we look forward to continuing our partnership with CW+ in the future.”
Heng Leong Cheong, CEO, EcoWorld London, added: “We are delighted to be supporting the CW+ Sun and Stars fundraising appeal. Having been one of the volunteers myself I have seen firsthand the amazing work that CW+ are doing alongside the hospital staff to transform the environment for young patients and their families at West Middlesex University Hospital.”
We are incredibly grateful for the local support from Ecoworld. Chris Chaney, CEO of CW+ commented: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Ecoworld for supporting our patients. Being in hospital as a young person or a parent can be very difficult, so we are passionate about improving the environment to transform the experience and wellbeing of our patients. We couldn’t do this without the support from our local community, which has been a great team effort.”