Choco­late treats for tough times

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

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