TAYSIDE 41 (FORTAY) CLUB GIVES DONATION TO TEAPOT TRUST Friday 22 May 2015 PDF Print The art therapy has been a great support for the children and their families, giving an alternative focus to their visit to hospital Dr Jake Anderson, from the Tayside 41 (Fortay) Club, a supporter of charity the Teapot Trust, visited Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital's Paediatric Rheumatology Outpatients Department this week (Monday May 18) to meet patients and parents who have benefitted from art therapy provided by the charity. Dundee charity the 41 Club presented a cheque for £500 to the Teapot Trust, which provides art therapy to children attending Ninewells Hospital. The Teapot Trust was founded by Laura Young and her husband John in 2010 to provide art therapy to children with chronic illness. The charity works to help sick children build resilience to their conditions and to make endless visits to hospital more bearable and reduce anxiety before blood tests. Due to the success of the Teapot Trust’s work in Scotland, in November 2014 the charityTrust was invited to start providing art therapy to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London - the first time that the charity has worked outside of Scotland. Since it began its work in Dundee, the Teapot Trust has had a positive impact on the lives of many of the hospital’s patients. Karen McIntyre, Paediatric Nurse said, “We have been delighted with the input of the Teapot Trust’s art therapist in our clinics. “Rheumatology is one of the least well-known of the hospital’s specialisms, and is often sidelined in service provision by better-known diseases. “Our patients are often on very strong drugs with lifelong and sometimes life-limiting conditions. “The art therapy has been a great support for the children and their families, giving an alternative focus to their visit to hospital so it’s not just about seeing doctors, having blood tests and their treatment regime.” Since its inception the Trust has grown rapidly and now provides art therapy to children in six Scottish hospitals – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Kinross – as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital. Marjorie Watts, Art Therapist said, “I have to thank the 41 Club for their support of the Teapot Trust. I really enjoy working with the children in Dundee.” “In 2015, we are going to provide over 3000 hours of art therapy in Scotland to sick children, so we’re going to need all the help we can get.” The Teapot Trust needs £250,000 each year to run all of its services. It employs over a dozen sessional staff and has an administrator, all of whom Laura leads to fulfil the charity’s objectives. Timeline 2010 Registered charity set up: Founder and Chair of Trustees Teapot Trust 2011 Edinburgh RHSC Rheumatology Group 2012 Edinburgh RHSC Oncology Ward 2 One-to-one art therapy at RHSC Edinburgh Glasgow RHSC Yorkhill Rheumatology Group CHAS Rachel House Hospice Glasgow 1-2-1 Art Therapy Runner up in Clarins and YOU Magazine, Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year 2013 Dundee Paediatric Rheumatology Group at Tayside Children’s Hospital (Ninewells Hospital) Part-time book Finance Manager Starts Winner Inspiring Volunteer Achievement Award, City of Edinburgh Council Family Hero for Scotland 2013; 4Children and Take a Break Magazine Awards Part time Project Manager starts 2014 Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Rheumatology Group Tayside Children’s Hospital, Ninewells, Dundee 1-2-1 art therapy Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Paediatric Rheumatology Group Administrator and Community Fund-raiser employed Clinical Manager Employed Laura named Tesco Charitable Mum of the Year Teapot Trust celebrates its 4th Birthday party Teapot Trust operating in 6 Scottish cities and expansion plans announced Laura nominated for Lord Provost Award Glasgow for services to the City of Glasgow’s Children. ENDS Additional information, photographs and interviews with Laura Young are available on request. Media information provided by Famous Publicity. For more information, please contact: George Murdoch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07834 643 977. Tina Fotherby at email@example.com or 07703 409 622. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Teapot Trust in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Education & Human Resources, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.