Siblings forged new friendships and shared plenty of giggles after clubbing together for an evening of crazy golf. The trip to Mr Mulligans, in Norwich, was organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) for siblings who are either bereaved or have a brother or sister receiving care at The Nook.
EACH regularly organises activities for children of all ages but this event was especially for those aged ten and above. Seven youngsters took part and had fun tackling the eclectic course, with one of the 18 holes featuring a replica of the Friends Central Perk coffeehouse.
Afterwards they tucked into pizza and chips together.
“The children had so much fun, making new friends and sharing lots of laughs,” said EACH Family Support Practitioner Katie Chapman.
“They got so much from it and it was lovely putting on an event especially for older brothers and sisters. We organise sibling days during every school holiday but they’re for all ages, from five upwards.
“The feedback is always positive but one of the comments was that it would be nice to do something just for older children. It was a great suggestion and worked very well.
“They absolutely loved having that time and space together and got on brilliantly, in some cases becoming inseparable. It’s definitely something we’ll look to do again.”
The group – five boys and two girls – were joined by both Katie and Play Specialist Clare Oakley.
EACH’s regular sibling days allow brothers and sisters to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment and a group recently enjoyed a half-term trip to ROARR!, in Lenwade.
The evening at Mr Mulligans, on Norwich’s Riverside Leisure Park, took place on Saturday, 11th October.