Category Archives: Eid Hospital Visits

Give A Toy…Make A Child Smile 2015

It was that time of year again…Yes – the day of Eid-ul-Fitr arrived and our superheores donned their costumes once again for our 3 year running on the #GiveAToy #MakeAChildSmile campaign.  We were at 3 different locations, in 3 different cities…


James Cook University Hospital, Teesside, Eid-Ul-Fitr (17/7/2015).

A huge thank you to all the staff at James Cook University Hospital for allowing us to spend time with them.


Sunderland Royal Hospital, Eid-Ul-Fitr (17/7/2015).

And moving further up from Teesside, we were at Sunderland Royal Hospital where the dedicated staff had a chance to see us once again and we bequeathed a lavish amount of gifts to the children and the ward – thank you to every one who donated.


St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle, Eid-Ul-Fitr (17/7/2015).

And lastly, moving further North, we were at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle, where it was an honour they allowed us to visit and give gifts to the children there, and it was emotional day for staff, parents, children, volunteers and superheroes.

Make A Child Smile…. Children Eid Hospital Visits 2014.

One of our favorite social initiatives is our Children Eid Hospital Visits. Our volunteers jump at the chance of getting involved and only the fortunate few get to visit the children wards on Eid.

This year was busier than ever as more hospitals heard about our Eid visits. Once again we bought and collected new toys, wrapped them up and got our own superheros to deliver them to the children. It is always worth it, when you see children who have been through a lot and are still in difficult circumstances smiling right back at you when you give them their present. The parents and staff on the ward also got gifts too!


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North Tees Hospital: Childrens Eid Visit, Middlesbrough, 04/10/2014. Engaged with 24 people.

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The Great North Childrens Hospital, Newcastle, 04/10/2014 – 28/07/2014. Engaged with 48 people.

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James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, 28/07/2014. Engaged with 60 people.

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Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, 28/07/2014. Engaged with 40 people.

As part of our Make a Child Smile Campaign IDC NORTHEAST team visited North Tees Hospital and The RVI in Newcastle today. Our Volunteers as always were dressed as superheroes and gifted toys to Children on the ward.

The Nurses at North Tees loved us so much they sent us the letter below:

I would just like to thank you to Sarah, Imran and all the “ super hero’s” who visited Children’s Ward at North Tees Hospital on Saturday 4th October.

It was lovely to learn a little of your Eid Celebration, and the gifts were really appreciated by patients and siblings who were on the ward. We have continued to give gifts to other children as they have been admitted. The staff also enjoyed the chocolates, and the happiness and laughter from the children during the visit. I look forward to you sending the Photographs that you have taken which I will share with my colleagues and the trust communication department.

Thanks again

Clare Wise

Hospital Play Specialist


Give a toy….. Make a Child Smile!

Muslim Superheroes at the RVI (8th August 2013)

Eid should be a day of joy & happiness, especially for kids. IDC North East celebrated both Eid’s this year by buying gifts & collecting donations – giving those presents to sick children at the RVI Hospital & Sunderland Royal Hospital. Both these occasions brought smiles to Children’s faces with unexpected gifts from Muslim Superheroes making both the Eids of 2013 extra special for the IDC members!

Muslim Superheroes at the at Sunderland Royal Hospital (1st October 2013)

Feedback from the community:

“The parents & in particular the children enjoyed themselves immensely. The Children’s Services Team are truly grateful for your generosity & the effort that was contributed by you & your team.
Once again thank you very much.”

Sharon Gibb, Children’s Services Directorate, RVI

“Wow! The visit was fantastic. Your colleagues were so good with the children & lovely to parents too. Batman & Superman kept in character & were brilliant. Ask them about Harry’s reaction! Thank
you for the gifts too, very generous, the children, parents, were delighted. With best wishes, Lynne.”

Lynne Bowler, Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

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