What We Do

TheRockinR Gaming Charity provides interactive gaming equipment to sick children & young adults spending time in hospitals, hospices & at home. We offer equipment to healthcare professionals with the means to make activities & technology accessible.

Mobile Gaming Units

The Mobile Gaming Units support children and young adults through the healing process as they undergo treatment and procedures in children’s hospitals and hospices.

 Our goal is to provide a Mobile Gaming Units to children and young adults who are immobile, have limited access to activities or are in hospitals or hospices for lengthy periods of time. We offer equipment to healthcare professionals with the means to make activities and technology accessible. 

TheRockinR aims to create and maintain experiences that produce joy and contentment, whilst minimising stress and anxiety for patients.

Undergoing medical treatment can often be a scary and isolating experience, especially for children. There is a special need for age-appropriate coping tools in paediatric hospitals.

TheRockinR Charity aims to help build creativity, promote interaction and offer some sense of normality and belonging to patients and families spending time on children’s hospital wards.

Interactive video games can be used within hospital wards to provide relief, offer a distraction, help children engage and even support education, there is a huge range of purposes interactive gaming can serve throughout medical environments.

The Mobile Gaming Units can be wheeled to the patient’s bedside, treatment rooms, and waiting areas. These are extremely mobile with endless possibilities.

The Feedback to date has been very positive from both healthcare professionals and parents.

BBC Radio Leeds

by Daragh Corcoran | TheRockinR Mobile Gaming Units

The Mobile Gaming Units consist of an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 gaming console, 2 wireless controllers, 24” gaming monitor and a fully approved NHS mobile gaming cart. Every Mobile Gaming Unit is complete with the latest pre-loaded age-appropriate video games.

If you need any further information and specifications you can download our Mobile Gaming Unit guide, or simply send us an email at info@therockinr.org.uk

The Mobile gaming station is a great conversation starter. New patients love telling me about the games they play at home and love showing me how to play the games on the mobile gaming unit. It brings people together. The Mobile Gaming Unit is a great form of distraction. It has calmed anxious patients on numerous occasions.

Lobke Marsden

Play Specialist (Paediatric Radiotherapy Department), St James Institute of Oncology

These games consoles 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 “board” on an evening and it makes her happy x

On the 4th September 2017, 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

Mrs Julia Mary Hagreen

Home Gaming Consoles

Most children and young persons diagnosed with DIPG are not admitted to hospital wards for lengthy periods of time. Most are simply treated as an outpatient with visits to and from the hospital. Those affected by DIPG spend a great deal of time at home with their parents and family members.

Our goal is to provide those diagnosed with DIPG a games console of their choice, this may be a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One S complete with an extra wireless controller plus games or game codes.


PlayStation 4

Xbox One S

Nintendo Switch

All consoles have an extra wireless controller and games or game codes

These children and young persons can then interact, engage and communicate with siblings, family and friends.

This can offer a distraction to their illness, a sense of belonging and has therapeutic attributes whilst being at home, many of these children and young persons can become very depressed and anxious. We aim to give some sense of normality to families who are plunged into this situation.


TheRockinR Gaming Charity

16 Sunnyhill Crescent, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 0PR, United Kingdom.

Email. info@therockinr.org.uk

Tel. +44 113 328 0590

Mob. +44 7879 052552

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