GOSH patients get creative with POSCA

Uni-Ball artist brings design fun to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of a charitable partnership.

Uni-ball artist, Ella Johnston brought a fun and innovative art workshop to patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital last week. Ella met patients on the hospital’s Eagle ward which treats children with renal conditions. The colourful art session that saw patients design their very own T-shirts thanks to Ella’s artistic guidance. She encouraged patients to draw their favourite things using animals, shapes and designs to express their artistic flair.

Patients Gursimran 14 (pictured), Monica 4 and Oliver 2 used the session to design some unique t-shirts whilst they were receiving dialysis treatment, which they have three times a week for up to four hours.

The visit by uni-ball was organised as part of the stationery brand’s charitable partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Over the last two years, the staff at uni-ball have raised over £178,000 for GOSH Charity through the sales of their best-selling eye pens and through staff fundraising. Money raised through the partnership goes towards supporting the hospital’s dedicated Play Team, which designs creative activities for children to aid their treatment and recovery.

Sophie Powell-White, head of account management at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “Ella’s design workshop was fantastic, all the children really enjoyed themselves and it was a great distraction from their treatment. Money raised through our partnership with uni-ball is helping to fund the hospital’s dedicated play team which designs activities for children to aid their treatment, recovery, and understanding of their illness”.