Chocolate treats for tough times
FOR Jazaria Taylor (7) and Jarrell Reynolds (8) eating and making Easter eggs offers a small distraction from being sick.
Last Wednesday the cousins, along with other patients being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital, made chocolate and decorated wrappers and baskets as part of the Easter Treats and Craft funshop with Fremantle Chocolate.
PMH Foundation spokeswoman Janmarie Michie said while the workshop might seem like “just chocolate making”, the benefits were far deeper.
“It makes the hospital less frightening and associates it with fun memories, which is important especially for kids who have to come back,” Ms Michie said.
“Fremantle Chocolate also makes the workshop available to siblings, so it’s great distraction therapy for the whole family.”
Fremantle Chocolate general manager Andrew Wyers said he hoped the creative workshop would bring a bit of joy to children at PMH.
“We are thrilled to be working with PMH Foundation to help bring this wonderful workshop to life again, now in our fourth consecutive year,” Mr Wyers said.
They loved bringing a smile to kids’ faces, he said.
Jazaria Reynolds (7) and Jarrell Taylor (8) with Stitches the Bear.