Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Camp Where Burns Kids Learn to Cope ; Children's Hospital Is Latest Charity to Join Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Camp Where Burns Kids Learn to Cope ; Children's Hospital Is Latest Charity to Join Up

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BRITAIN'S largest dedicated children's hospital is the latest addition to the M.E.N Wish List and it is looking for funds for their rehabilitation camps for burns victims. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital runs two camps for brave kids treated at their burns unit each year.

As the largest specialist burns unit in Britain, patients from Cumbria down to Stoke attend the hospital on Oxford Road, Manchester.

The two-week camps, held at outdoor activity centres, are geared towards improving the children's self esteem and body image, and the hospital's charity representative Jenny Clarke said the activity is a vital part of postburn rehabilitation. She said: "Following a burn injury, children face many problems, physically and emotionally. "The process of recovery is physically arduous. Children also have to adapt to their scars, learning how to live in a society which discriminates against people who look different. "Our Burns Camp aims to provide activities designed to help children face these challenges in an atmosphere of fun, support and rehabilitation. …

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