What We Do

TheRockinR Charity is built upon the personal understanding of what children and their families go through when faced with a life threatening illness. Our goal is to support children and their families who spend time on paediatric hospital wards through the power of interactive video gaming equipment.

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Mobile Gaming Units

The Mobile Gaming Units are to support children through the healing process as they undergo treatment in children’s hospitals.

Our goal is to provide a Mobile Gaming Unit to children who are immobile, have limited access to activities or are in hospitals for certain 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 pediatric 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 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 gaming console is complete with pre-loaded age-appropriate video games.

If you need any further information and specifications you can download our guide here

Sponsor a Gaming Unit

Each Mobile Gaming Unit we provide brings smiles and happiness to children spending time on paediatric hospital wards.

Thousands of children are treated in hospitals and hospices each year.

The Mobile Gaming Units offer huge benefits to patients, healthcare professionals, play specialists and parents, often offering a welcome distraction to the child’s illness or treatment.

The donation required for a Mobile Gaming Unit is £3000. This includes the entire cost of the unit including all delivery and installation fees. This equipment will be used by hundreds of children who are admitted to hospital wards.

Any business, company, team, group or individual can donate and sponsor a Mobile Gaming Unit.

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You choose the name of the unit, this could be something very personal to you or maybe your company, business name, team or group. You are also welcome to choose where the Mobile Gaming Unit will be situated i.e. which paediatric hospital and which ward, again this could be a local hospital to you, or one which cared for a family member.

If you have any questions, please contact us, we will be thrilled to work with you knowing you will bring some smiles to children near you.

Awareness and Research

Our aim is to raise awareness whilst providing information and advice by providing financial support to Abbie’s Army, a registered charity no. 1149400 for research into methods of diagnosis, treatment and management for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) and related services.

‘Abbie’s Army’ is a children’s DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain tumour research charity, founded in late 2012 in loving memory of Abbie. Their mission is to Raise awareness and funding for DIPG research and help overturn this ‘terminal’ prognosis. Provide a useful resource, practical advice and support for other parents who receive this horrendous diagnosis for their child. 

 If need more information on any of the above, please complete the form below and we will get straight back to you.

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