1,152

boxes distributed

1.3m

children reached

£128

cost of each box

Our Distraction Boxes are full of toys, games and puzzles – but that’s nowhere near the whole story. Because really they’re full of ways to help children feel less anxious before, during and after tests and treatments. All the goodies inside help capture children’s attention, bring smiles to their faces, and help them believe they can cope. And when you’re young and in hospital, that matters more than ever.

Apply for a Distraction Box

Apply for a Distraction Box

If you’re a healthcare professional who works with seriously ill children, you can apply for a Distraction Box. Last year we sent out 1,369 boxes to hospitals, hospices and health professionals across the UK. Apply for yours now and give the power of play to your patients.

You can also use this form to apply for a box refill every 12 months.

Please be advised that applications for Christmas 2021 delivery are now closed and any further applications received will be delivered in early 2022.

Thank you for supporting this great resource, it makes a huge difference when treating young people.

To be able to distract patients from medical interventions and clinical surroundings with items which are familiar to them helps to ease anxiety and make the experience much better.

Paramedic