Radio Lollipop 

Radio Lollipop is an international charity organisation founded in 1979 to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children and young people, primarily in hospitals. The service to children and young people is provided entirely by Volunteers who have been especially selected, and trained to make a child's stay in hospital more fun and less frightening. Radio Lollipop aims: * To develop Lollipop services for sick children * To achieve the highest quality of service delivery though appropriately trained and supported Volunteers. * To develop our play and entertainment services for sick children in hospital and elsewhere. * To promote the awareness of the importance of play for children in hospital. * To develop co-operative partnerships with hospitals and other organisations with whom we work. * To create the financial resources to achieve these aims.  

Radio Lollipop gives young patients a voice and a choice during their stay. While they canĀ“t say "no" to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio. Those activities give youngsters a haven of normality in the hospital day which in other respects is strange, different and often scary.

© Manchester Medical Society 2017.