Bristol Centre for Enablement hosts party for children with limb difference

A group of children sitting on the floor and one in a wheelchair with a balloon

Bristol Centre for Enablement hosted a fun children’s party for youngsters under its care.

The event was arranged for primary aged children under the centre’s prosthetics service, and their siblings.

It was an opportunity for the youngsters with limb difference to have fun in a safe and inclusive environment, and also gave their parents the chance to chat to other parents.

It was the first time Bristol Centre for Enablement (BCE) has held a party for children since the pandemic and 22 children attended.

The party was held at Patchway Community Centre, which was donated for use free of charge.

The event was supported by Ossur, Blatchfords and Ottobock with entertainment provided by Lolly Lollipop.

The party was organised by Prosthetic Occupational Therapist Victoria Bushell and Hayley Boulton with support from colleagues..

Victoria said: “It was great to put on one of our parties again after a few years off. The children were full of energy and had a wonderful time, and we know from feedback that parents welcome the opportunity to chat and support each other too.”