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Support the children’s hospital on the Leuven Christmas market

The University Hospitals Leuven are building a new children’s hospital with on the roof of the building a giant terrace. At the moment it is just a viewing point from which to look at life in Leuven from afar. Do you want to help turn it into a heavenly playground, where sick children can warm themselves in the sun, play and forget their worries?

The University Hospitals Leuven are building a new children’s hospital with on the roof of the building a giant terrace. At the moment it is just a viewing point from which to look at life in Leuven from afar. Do you want to help turn it into a heavenly playground, where sick children can warm themselves in the sun, play and forget their worries?

Support the project  

Give the project a push and visit the children’s hospital booth on the Leuven Christmas market.

  • When? From 8 to 21 December 2016
  • What? Selling candles, Christmassy things and Gene Thomas’ cd-single which he donated for the cause.

A new children’s hospital

The children’s hospital wants to be a place where carers provide children with the best possible care in an environment that allows them ‘to be a child’. The parents have to be involved in the care process as well,  not as an object undergoing everything but as a partner. This calls for innovative furnishing and functional equipment.

No childlike decoration but a hospital environment where children of all ages can feel at home despite their illnesses and problems. The construction plans include a roof terrace where children and their parents can get a breath of fresh air once in a while or enjoy the sun. Unfortunately, the official budget did not include child-friendly furnishing of the available space. Additional funds to realise this project would be more than welcome.   

You can also support the children’s hospital by making a donation to the account number of the KU Leuven BE45 7340 1941 7789 with the following reference +++400/0013/97546 +++. Gifts as of €40 are tax-deductible.