Adrenalin Jungle trip for young hospital patients
YOUNG people with life-threatening illnesses were treated to a day out packed with activities on Saturday.
Around 20 youngsters and teenagers went to Sherwood Forest to enjoy five hours of fun away from hospital.
The day out at Adrenalin Jungle was organised by the Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC) – a charity based in the Queens Medical Centre.
Tamsin Orr of Palmer Crescent, Carlton, is battling a brain tumour.
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The 20-year-old said: "We did archery, assault courses and laser tagging. We also had a go at human table football.
"It's been really good and it's quite different and very funny.
"I came with my sister and she was really muddy.
"It improves people's confidence; it's definitely good. It's my first time."
She added: "It's a really good charity and supports people with advice. It also provides people with new experiences."
Shelley Shaw, of Derby, was with her 14-year-old daughter Chloe, who was diagnosed with spinal cord cancer aged just three.
She said: "It's really good because it brings them together as equals. They've got to help each other and look past their illnesses – it's team building.
"The organisers are brilliant and work so hard to put it together."
She added: "We've been at the centre for 11 years. They always try to help and can help with all sorts of things."
Samantha Spencer is a co-ordinator for PASIC and helped organise the event.
She said: "It's the sixth year we've done Adrenalin Jungle and it has grown every year.
"It's to bring the children together and helps them make friends.
"It helps them to build confidence and self esteem and it is a fun day out getting them out of the hospital."
She added: "It's about making them feel normal and just enjoying a normal day out."
PASIC currently supports over 400 families throughout the East Midlands who are receiving treatment at Nottingham's Children's Hospital.
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