Cambridge Water unearths treasure chest


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Cambridge Water is helping children at Addenbrooke’s Hospital create memories to treasure with its latest community grant.

The water company has donated a treasure chest dressing-up box to the Young Lives charity, which is supporting children and young people who are admitted to the hospital. The treasure chest will be used as part of a project called “Get Creative on the Ward,” which has been funded for two years by Children in Need. 

Inside the box are an assortment of hats, glasses, accessories and props which the children can wear for making films or taking photographs.

Beckie Maclellan, fundraising programme co-ordinator for Young Lives, said: “If children have lost their hair during chemo treatment, have tubes coming out of them, or have been in an accident which has left them not looking too well they can be conscious about appearing on film or in a photograph. This treasure chest-style dressing-up box contains a mixture of hats, glasses, accessories and props that can easily donned to add a bit of fun and eliminate feelings of being self-conscious.”

Young Lives, which is based in St Ives and Peterborough, works with children, young people and families in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, as well as supporting the voluntary organisations that work with them.

The charity applied to Cambridge Water’s donations and grants committee for help to fund the dressing up box.

Every quarter Cambridge Water donates money to local community groups and good causes that operate within the Cambridge Water supply area. The money can be used to fund a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from equipment for sports clubs to toys for playgroups. It can also be used to fund special projects, such as building bat boxes or establishing nature reserves.

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