WHAT IS THEROCKINR
We are a registered charity in England and Wales 1178420, Scotland SC049525. Founded in May 2018, in memory of Reece ‘TheRockinR’ Miree. We provide distraction and normality whilst minimising the effects of stress and anxiety through the power of gaming for young patients in hospital.
Who We Are
Founded after losing our 11-year-old son in March 2018 to a DIPG brain tumour. TheRockinR was Reece’s online gamer-tag. Throughout Reece’s hospital visits, we identified there were specific ways interactive gaming could help young patients.
Why It's Important
WE’RE HELPING 102,930+ CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE PER YEAR!
It was Reece’s love of gaming that was the inspiration behind the charity. Throughout Reece’s hospital visits, we identified specific ways interactive gaming and technology could help young patients
Six weeks into Reece’s terminal diagnosis, he told us “how he would someday put his name on the map”. Sadly, just 7 months later he lost his precious life to brain cancer.
17th May 2018, TheRockinR was founded. We now provide a welcome distraction whilst giving fun and smiles to young patients throughout the UK, and for sure, Reece is putting his name on the map.
MEDICAL GAMING CARTS
Our Gaming Cart’s are specifically built for the medical environment. Each cart helps healthcare professionals, play specialist and play facilitators to provide much-needed recreation and play to children and young people who are immobile, staying in hospital or visiting as an outpatient.
Eliminate lost or damaged CD/DVDs. All games are pre-loaded onto the gaming console, ready to play, reducing the need for storage and minimizes clutter.
Fully Height Adjustable
Use sitting or standing, ideal for wheelchair access and over the bed applications
Secure and Lockable
Key lockable which secures the gaming console and the two wireless controllers helps reduce the risk of theft and loss.
OUR LATEST WORK
Our goal is to support young patients in hospitals throughout the UK. Interactive video games and technology can be used within a medical environment to provide relief, offer a distraction, help children interact, engage and even support education.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital - February 2020
Birmingham Children's Hospital - February 2020
YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT
Donations made to TheRockinR help to support children and young people in hospitals throughout the UK. Your contribution helps us to construct and supply more Medical Gaming Carts, these carts help so many young patients cope with hospital stays and visits.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Mrs Julia Mary Hagreen
These gaming carts are such an amazing distraction for children awaiting surgery or receiving treatment …Fifi LOVES the Lego game on this – she smiles and laughs when she’s surfing on a pig’s back
I’ve wheeled it into her room a few times when she’s “bored” on an evening and it makes her happy x. On the 4th September 2018, Fifi was happily playing this whilst we felt sick with apprehension at the biopsy surgery. The most important thing is the kids smiling and being happy and Reece’s family have done a fabulous thing in their son’s name xx
Mother of the amazing Fifi Hagreen