The Southend Lions Kings deliver DVD joy to children’s ward
23 December 2014
The Southend Lions Club helped deliver some joy to the children’s ward of Southend Hospital on the run up to Christmas in the form of nine brand new portable DVD players and 18 films.
The bundle of blockbusters included everything from Frozen and
Ice Age 4 to Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and will provide
hours or entertainment, and more importantly escapism, as Yvonne
Curtis, a play specialist on the Neptune ward explained.
She said: "The one thing that children enjoy doing when they are
in hospital is watching a film as they are often too unwell to do
any strenuous activity.
"To be able to watch a film in bed is very relaxing for them and
it is a great distraction for them and takes them into another
world, only if it's for a couple of hours. And parents can sit and
watch a film with them so this is a fantastic boost for the ward
and the children."
Proudly presenting the films and DVD players to the ward
Southend Lions President, Mike Gasper, said: "We are delighted to
give these gifts at Christmas to children on the Neptune
ward at Southend Hospital and are pleased they will make such a