Barrie Wells Trust Heroes

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched a new initiative called the Barrie Wells Trust Heroes.

Children who have attended a Box4Kids event are being asked to nominate their Barrie Wells Trust Hero from a hospital or hospice. This could be someone who has shown them exceptional kindness or made them feel especially at ease throughout their time in hospital, such as a doctor, nurse or other medical staff.

As part of their nomination a child will provide a drawing or a letter, or both if they wish. This will be sent to their Hero in a gift package provided by the Trust which includes a delicious hamper of treats and a Barrie Wells Trust certificate to recognise their award.

It is a great opportunity for the child, their family and everyone at the Trust to show their Hero just how special they are!

We have already rewarded some very special Heroes and this is what they had to say about their nomination:

‘Thank you for passing on the delightful nomination from Mark and his family, I can’t tell you how much of a lift this has given me and how grateful I am for the box which arrived today. What a treat to share with my colleagues in the office!’ – Dr Gavin Cleary, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

‘We received the wonderful hamper from Barrie Wells Trust that Ayden had very kindly nominated us for at the beginning of the week. Thank you so very much, it is a really lovely gesture and a much-needed pick me up for the staff.’ – Amie Mills, Healthcare Play Speciality – UHCW

‘A very huge thanks for the wonderful surprise on my return from leave. How lovely and what kind words from Phoebe. We are of course the lucky ones working with these inspirational children ever single day!! Can I take the opportunity to say thank you for all you do for the children, Box4Kids events are such a positive at the darkest of times.’ – Lisa Beaumont, Therapeutic & Specialised Play Manager – Leeds Children’s Hospital

You can see a selection of our Barrie Wells Trust Heroes below.

We are looking forward to rewarding even more highly deserving Barrie Wells Trust Heroes!

Abbie Westmorland & her BWT Heroes, Sally Hails & Patty de Zwart at Great North Children’s Hospital

Amy Rose Thompson and her BWT Hero, Chris Parks at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Ayden Rashid and his BWT Heroes, Ward 16 at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Callum Senior and his BWT Hero, Pauline Holloran at Ormskirk Hospital

Phoebe Pace & her BWT Heroes, Lisa Beaumont & Neoma Jacobs at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Ffion Davies & her BWT Hero, Alison Pitman at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital