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Art therapy transforming lives

The reception, which is free of charge, will reveal a gallery of delightful artwork produced by children affected by chronic illnesses

On the evening of Thursday October 30, at 6.00 PM the Scottish charity, the Teapot Trust, celebrates its 4th birthday with a special reception at the prestigious George Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB.

The reception, which is free of charge, will reveal a gallery of delightful artwork produced by children affected by chronic illnesses and there will be a short speech by special guest Sir Kenneth Calman.

The charity provides professional art therapy in a medical environment to children coping with chronic illness. Its work focuses on supporting thousands of children each year suffering from complex rheumatological diseases, including Lupus.

Dedicated Teapot Trust art therapists work in medical settings, including clinics, hospital wards, and hospices, in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Kinross to support children coping with the emotional and mental strain that so often accompanies their battle with illness.

The Charity’s Founder, and Tesco Charitable Mum of the Year Laura Young and her team will be on hand to explain the work of the amazing organisation and the wonderful success they have achieved.

There will be also be a special announcement about the charity’s growth plans and the expansion of the Teapot Trust’s work beyond Scotland. The charity started initially in Edinburgh and now stretches to five other Scottish cities.

Guests will also have the chance to meet Laura’s daughter Nina Young who appears in a film showing blood tests, designed to help children come to terms with needle phobias. (It can be seen on You Tube and the film can be viewed here:

Sir Kenneth Calman is the former Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, England and Wales. He was Warden and Vice-Chancellor of Durham University from 1998 to 2006, before becoming Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. He has held the position of Chair of National Cancer Research Institute since April 2008. More recently, he was convener of the Calman Commission on Scottish devolution.

The event, which includes refreshments and is free of charge is open to all who contact

Event information:

Teapot Trust charity 4th Birthday Party Celebration
Thursday October 30 at 6.00 PM
Displays of children’s artwork and opportunity to meet Laura Young and Sir Kenneth Calman
The George Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
Tickets: Free of charge. Please RSVP to

Teapot Trust website:
Teapot Trust Blood Test Video:
Sir Kenneth Calman:


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Unit M1 Cockenzie Business Centre
East Lothian
EH32 0XL

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About the Teapot Trust Services:
The Teapot Trust offers three models of Art Therapy:

Open Group art-as-therapy

This is an innovative and pioneering service that runs in hospital Outpatient Departments. Any child attending clinic can come to our art table to paint, draw, collage or model clay and engage with an art therapist if they wish. The group helps to reduce anxiety before medical procedures as well as providing a safe space for children to express feelings about their illness that may be difficult to talk about.

Small Group Art Therapy

The charity offers small group art therapy for children who may require more help and support. These children include paediatric oncology patients who are dealing with severe stages of their illness on a hospital ward and children who are living with grief and loss after the death of a sibling.

One to One Art Therapy

Children can also be referred by clinicians to a Teapot Trust Art Therapist for one to one art therapy sessions. Art therapy that’s one to one helps children to adjust and adapt to their illness and build the resilience to cope with the emotional strain that accompanies it. Art therapy works particularly well with children who find it difficult to express themselves verbally and can create transformational change in a child’s life.

The Trust run up to three art therapy projects a day and currently works alongside other medical professionals in the following locations:

RHSC (‘Sick Kids’), Edinburgh
RHSC (‘Yorkhill’), Glasgow
CHAS Rachel House Hospice, Kinross
Tayside Children’s Hospital (‘Ninewells’), Dundee
Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

The Teapot Trust is about to expand its service and has exciting plans for further development across the UK in the future.

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Information provided on behalf of the Teapot Trust by Tina Fotherby at Famous Publicity – email, tel: 07703 409 622.

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