BBC Children in Need generously fund Sunflower House animation
We are delighted to share the ‘Welcome to Sunflower House’ animation, commissioned by our nationally renowned Arts for Health programme.
We are delighted to share the ‘Welcome to Sunflower House’ animation, commissioned by our nationally renowned Arts for Health programme, and entirely produced by children and young people from Sunflower House, the Alder Hey Youth Forum and Camhelions, in partnership with the wonderful team at Twin Vision. The patients at Sunflower House have generated all the content, visuals and story for the animation themselves, as well as choosing who and what they would like to feature in the film. Voiceovers were provided by children and young people from the Youth Forum and Camhelions.
The film has been made possible due to generous funding from BBC Children in Need, who have allowed our Arts for Health team and Sunflower House patients to bring the project to life. The animation introduces new patients into Sunflower House from the perspective from the young people who have experience of living there and is an attestation of the welcoming and supportive environment that all our children and young people’s experience throughout their stay at Sunflower House.
Arts Manager, Vicky Charnock, said: “We are really delighted and grateful to BBC Children in Need for the funding to make this project happen. By being granted the opportunity to make the animation, it has enabled our patients to produce a child-friendly, peer-led project which is aimed at welcoming and integrating new patients to Sunflower House. The animation showcases the talents of our young people and is a testament to their dedication and hard work. We would also like to thank the wonderful team at Twin Vision for all their assistance and guidance in making this project a reality. We hope that the work our patients have produced with them will be used for many years to come.
Thank you to BBC Children in Need and Twin Vision for helping to bring this project to life. The animation is a wonderful encapsulation of the special space that is Sunflower House, and all the children and young people who took part in the production of the film should be very proud of themselves indeed – well done!
Watch the film below: