To keep our young supporters' minds and bodies active we have created a number of fun, enjoyable and accessible ways to get creative each month. From arts and crafts to exercise challenges and baking, each month there will be an activity to get stuck into.

To make it easy for you to take part we have created a calendar below outlining the activities on each month. We are asking for a small donation of £2 to take part in any of these activities, with all funds raised put towards our Magic of Play Appeal. To find out more about this appeal click here.


Each month, the Health Play Specialists on our Paediatrics Unit will choose a winning entry, with the lucky winner receiving a certificate and letter from the charity.

To be entered into one of the monthly competitions please click here

March: Easter colouring competition
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April:  Design a thank you card competition
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May :  Design a poster for Florence Nightingale's birthday
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June:  Bake a cake at home for NHS Birthday & send in a picture

July/ August : Create a 'staycation' photo from your home

September: Step into September and get active (get sponsored to keep fit, walk, run, roll, hop, skip or jump)

October:  Carve your pumpkin and send us a picture

November : Decorate a stocking for our Christmas fire place
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To make your £2 contribution to The Magic Of Play Appeal you can:
  • Make a donation online
  • Text MAGICOFPLAY 2 to 70085 to donate £2.Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MAGICOFPLAYNOINFO 2 to 70085.
  • Call 01438 28 5182 to make a card payment over the phone.
  • Post a cheque to East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity, Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4AB
Your donations will make a difference:
  • A donation of £2 could fund a pack of coloured pencils
  • A donation of £10 could fund some colouring books for patients.
  • A donation of £30 could fund some craft kits for children on our wards.
  • A donation of £50 could fund a number of board games and activities for use in our play room.
  • A donation of £100 could fund a colourful children's tub chair for our play room.
  • A donation of £350 could fund a colourful adult sofa for parent use when in the play room.
  • A donation of £500 could fund a large storage unit for the toys, books & arts and craft materials.
  • A donation of £1000 could contribute significantly towards a new mobile sensory flooring unit.