SICK children at Calderdale Royal Hospital have something to smile about thanks to two colourful new play walls.
Bus company First has handed over £1,640 to help pay for them.
They feature work from local artists and have a range of games such as spot the difference.
Bob Orley, a member of First’s charity committee, said: “A stay in hospital can be a scary and daunting time for an adult.
“For a child, however, the full extent of what is happening to them and why is not always fully understood.
“Hopefully this donation from First will help make their stay in hospital a little bit more pleasurable.”
Rosemary Hagreen, of the hospital, applied to First for the funds.
She said: “Our aim is to create a child-friendly, visually stimulating environment for our children. young people and their families to develop a therapeutic, intriguing healing environment.
“This significant financial donation from First has played a big part in helping us achieve this aim.”
The walls have been unveiled as part of a wider project to update the children’s ward, making it more child-friendly and improve signage for parents and children.
The charity MedEquip4Kids is fund-raising for the proejct and estimates the final cost wil be £25,000.
To donate, conact the charity on 0161 7981600 or visit www.medequip4kids.org.uk