Sensory Room project in Nikki’s memory

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Thanks to the The Nikki Waterhouse Trust, a donation of £15,000 was made to York Hospital. The children’s ward will soon be given a new, modern, sensory room, to help children from birth through to their teenage years.

Equipment and design of the new sensory room has been chosen by the hospital’s play team and clinical staff, so it can be used by children of all ages and with a range of medical conditions.

Andy Jennians, deputy manager for children’s services at the hospital, said: “A new sensory room will have a number of benefits for some of the hospitals most vulnerable patients and we are thrilled to receive the generous donation by The Nikki Waterhouse Trust to make this possible.” John Waterhouse, charity Trustee and Nikki’s father, said: “Nikki loved children and we feel that funding this project is a wonderful use of the money raised through many great fund-raising activities. We are proud that we can help and support some of the most vulnerable patients; the room will give children a place to feel safe and have fun during their hospital stay.” To support The Nikki Waterhouse Trust or find out more about its work, go to thenikkiwaterhousetrust.org or email enquiries@thenikkiwaterhousetrust.com.

The Trust’s Donation to Isabel

Isabel is a six year old young lady who suffers from Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. This means that Isabel is non-verbal, unable to speak and has just started walking.

Isabel is a clever girl who can use some signs and can look at things she wants in order to communicate with people around her. She loves using touchscreen technology at school, and thanks to The Nikki Waterhouse Trust, she can use an iPad to communicate her needs. The Trust donated an iPad, Communication App, a wheelchair stand and a shatter proof case. All of which will help Isabel to help make choices and communicate her needs to others, and hopefully in time this will help her to speak.

We are really pleased that we have been able to donate these goods as a result of all your hard work and great fundraising activities for the Trust. We hope that the support will help Isabel to learn and develop.

The Encephalitis Society: Family Weekend

Action-for_logo_2011The Nikki Waterhouse Trust recently started working with The Encephalitis Society in Malton.

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue and is a rare yet serious disease that can be life-threatening. Most people who are diagnosed with severe encephalitis will experience complications which may include: loss of memory, behavioral/personality changes, epilepsy.

The Trust is one of the proud sponsors of the Encephalitis Society Family Weekend – a special weekend away for families affected by encephalitis which allows the families to enjoy spending time together away from their day to day lives. The weekend is full of interesting and educational activities to encourage teamwork requiring young people to support and encourage each other, building confidence and friendships.

We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful project and will keep you updated going forward.

The Trust donates Laptop to Type 1 Diabetes Sufferer

At the Nikki Waterhouse Trust we are dedicated to help the children who require aid and make their life easier.

The Trust has recently helped Ben who suffers from Type 1 diabetes. Since his diagnosis, Ben struggled to cope with the illness over the past few years, especially when it came to testing and monitoring his blood sugars before each meal, adjusting his diet to maintain a healthy balance and a regular routine of insulin injections.Ben Laptop donation 2

Due to Ben’s condition, he had to make regular trips to the hospital in order to submit his blood sugar results. This has limited his life in many ways.

Ben is concentrating on making his health a priority, and his family contacted The Nikki Waterhouse Trust to help him to cope. The Trust donated a laptop so that Ben can upload his test results online which will limit his hospitals visits and help him manage the day to day difficulties of living with diabetes. We wish Ben the best of luck and we all hope that this little gesture will make his life that little it easier.

Brompton House

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust is a charity that was established in 2015 in the memory of Nicole Waterhouse. The Trust not only recently celebrated its birthday, but also donated £500 worth of equipment and furnishings to the Brompton House – The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.

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Abi Collins, Team Manager at Brompton House and John Waterhouse, Nikki’s Father.

Brompton House have received new toys, books and furnishings to help the younger individuals who are in need and continue with their admirable work.

Abi Collins, the Team Manager at Brompton House said: “The resources that we have been lucky enough to receive from the Nikki Waterhouse Trust will benefit all our children that have to attend Brompton house, whilst we try hard not to have children waiting to see our mental health professionals there are frequently siblings that have to wait for the hour long therapy appointments. We have over 350 children that attend our services and this really will make a difference and enhance their experience”.

Easingwold Golf Day 2016

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust is going from strength to strength with another great fundraising event hosted on 8th July at the Easingwold Golf Club.

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The 15th Annual Hunters and Easingwold Golf Club Charity Tournament this year raised a record breaking £15,000 through team fees, a charity auction and raffle.

The event welcomed an impressive 24 teams from local organisations who played a round of golf followed by dinner, a prize ceremony and a charity auction.

Glynis Frew, Managing Director of Hunters, took part in the event and said, “We are delighted that once again so many of our valued customers and suppliers decided to join in the event and help raise money for such a fantastic cause”.