This set is part of an initial programme of only 600 that have been sent to hospitals around the world to see if they can help alleviate some of the stress that children experience when having to have an MRI scan and this one will be going to Southampton Children’s Hospital.
We are very lucky that Sarah Parish and James Murray, founders of The Murray Parish Trust, got to have a little play with it first (after all you are never too old for LEGO) and it even made an appearance on ITV’s This Morning Show with Philip and Holly.
Sarah and Jim were invited to the sofa to discuss the success of The Murray Parish Trust’s fundraising campaigns and our upcoming Hares of Hampshire Art Trail!
You can catch up on the appearance HERE.
“MRI Scanners are huge machines. They also make a lot of noise which can be very daunting for children. Our team have found that use of models such as the LEGO models has led to more positive, calm experiences for many children. This benefits the child, their family and also the quality of the MRI scan, which relies on the person being very still for up to an hour to work”
Ulla Jensen, Department of Radiology at Odense University Hospital