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Laura Young MBE

After its busiest and most productive year ever, the Teapot Trust’s founder Laura Young MBE considers what can be done to improve the charity’s offering in 2017 and ensure that it reaches and helps more chronically ill children than ever before.

The Teapot Trust, based in East Lothian, Scotland, provides art therapists for sick children in medical settings across the UK, with a particular focus on children suffering from rheumatological conditions. Art therapy can give children an alternative way to communicate their emotions, a distraction from their conditions, or even just a chance to have fun while waiting for appointments and medication.

The charity was founded by Laura and Dr John Young in 2010 after seeing the gaps in the care of their daughter Verity, who suffered from Lupus (Systemic Lupus...

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