Greetings from our Wish Team in Hong Kong Children’s Hospital!
Make-A-Wish Hong Kong creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We believe that a Wish Journey – through which a child articulates, refines and realizes his/her wish – will bring a transformative impact not just to the child concerned, but also to the child’s family as they tackle some of their most difficult trials in life. A wish creates an opportunity for hope and the ability to experience life beyond illness.
Organized by Make-A-Wish Hong Kong and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Jockey Club Wish Planet Project aims to enrich the therapeutic journey of child patients of the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital (HKCH). With the support of HKCH, we organize workshops that incorporate horticulture with interactive play through the Greenhouse in the hospital. By paying regular ward visits and creating life-changes wish journeys, we rekindle hope, strength and joy in child patients and their families. The Project was launched in HKCH in April 2021. The target beneficiaries include child patients, their family members, and healthcare professionals.
Click here to download The Jockey Club Wish Planet Project leaflet (Chinese version available only)
Co-organized by Make-A-Wish Hong Kong and HKCH’s Patient Resource Centre and Occupational Therapy, the workshops are designed to incorporate horticulture with interactive music and play to enrich the therapeutic journey of child patients of HKCH. We hope to inspire children the courage to face illness and adversity through the Greenhouse and the healing power of plants and nature.
Two Workshop Themes :
“Music of Nature” and “The Jungle Crafts”
Children will take part in art & craft activities, storytelling, music and interactive play that incorporate elements of horticulture and nature. The workshops help to inspire children’s creativity, reduce anxiety about doctor’s consultation, and improve their muscle coordination and social confidence.
The Project organizes workshops for caretakers at the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital so they may experience and appreciate the benefits brought to child patients through workshops incorporate horticulture with interactive music and play. Participants also learn skills in engaging and interacting with child patients.
Regular Ward Visits / Online Visits: Make-A-Wish!
Every week, our Wish Team and the beloved Wish Friends reach out to child patients in the wards and their families via different means to bring them fun-filled activities and care. By sharing Wish stories and the power of a Wish, we also encourage every eligible child to apply for a Wish.
Upon successful wish application, our Wish Team will create a unique Wish Journey and walk together with the Wish Child and Family from catching, design, to realization of the Wish. We believe that a Wish Journey brings hope and a transformative impact not just to the child concerned, but also to the Wish Family.
When a plant grows, it creates strength, hope and transformation.
We believe plants and horticulture activities could help to improve mental and physical health of sick children and their families. A greenhouse, located in Central Rehabilitation Garden of Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, is filled with plants that we select and manage with love so as to provide different sensory experiences for everyone. We hope to provide a peaceful environment where everyone could put down the stress of critical illness and simply feel the healing power of plants growing.