Thanks to our partners, Valentine Clays, children and families from The Donna Louise have enjoyed the opportunity to create with clay.
Valentine Clays have held a number of clay-making sessions both at the hospice and at their Headquarters in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent and for many, it was the first time they had ever worked with clay or even felt clay on their hands.
Art as therapy forms an important part of the holistic care provided to children, young people and their families at The Donna Louise. Kevin Benson, a Counsellor at the hospice who runs art sessions, explains: “Art is a wonderful tool to get children, young people and even mums and dads to talk about some of their anxieties and their feelings around the journey they find themselves on when they come to the hospice.”
Art and play are woven into many activities at the hospice and Valentine Clays have helped to add clay making to the list of activities available for children, young people and their families. Clay and play sessions have been held with children at the hospice, and mums and dads have also had the chance to learn how to make clay ornaments, including butterflies, in the clay workshop at Valentine Clays through the Men’s Group, Mum’s and Parent and Carer’s Groups.
You can help ensure that the children, young people and families at The Donna Louise can continue to enjoy the fun of clay making and art by buying a butterfly. Visit our shop, buy your butterfly and help transform young lives.Buy a Butterfly