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The sunshine sensory project was established by a group of employees in the operating department at Airedale General Hospital in 2020.

Our aim is to improve the experiences of children visiting our hospital for surgery who have additional needs or sensory sensitivities. We have listened to feedback from patients and their parents and created a sensory pack full of products designed to meet the individual needs of children visiting our department. 

The sensory pack children can receive when visiting includes:-

  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Two kinds of tactile and visually stimulating sensory toys
  • Two sets of PECS cards to assist patients who are not able to communicate their needs verbally 

We know that children can become attached to certain items and so we would love for them to choose any of these things from the sensory packs to take home with them after their visit. 

We are proud to have a dedicated sensory trolley which includes a relaxing bubble tube, tactile fibre optics and a projector as well as lots of additional sensory toys that we just couldn’t fit in the packs. 

The Sunshine Sensory Project was initially funded by Airedale Hospital & Community Charity.  With the help of fundraising and donations from employees and patients we are pleased that the Charity can now help us run our own appeal to supply items for a patients now and into the future.

If you would like to make a donation to help us keep this service open for our patients you can do so in the following ways


If you would like to donate cash or a cheque you will find a donation envelope in your sensory pack.  Alternatively you can request one from a member of staff or from the charity team on 01535 294870.

Text donate

Text SUNSHINE to 70480 to donate £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SUNSHINENOINFO to 70480.

Donate via bank transfer

Account name: Airedale Hospital & Community Charity
Account number: 90104701
Sort code: 20-46-21
Ref: 339401 Sunshine Sensory Project

Donate online

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For further information contact the charity team on 01535 294870 or by email on