Virtual magic carpet

Virtual Magic Carpet Appeal takes flight to enchant children at Epsom’s Casey Ward!

Casey Children’s Ward at Epsom Hospital are hoping to raise £8000 to fund an interactive, digital ‘magic carpet’ for their young patients.

With a mobile projector, motion sensor and interactive mat, the magic carpet experience allows moving graphics and games to appear on the ground and reacts to movements – meaning patients can be transported to virtual seasides, or take part in a dance-off challenge! It also comes with lots of pre-installed games and apps to encourage physical activity, mental and sensory stimulation.

And even more importantly, play can be touchless while the mat is easy to clean and sanitise between users.

Jessica Start, Play Specialist at Epsom Hospital, said: “In the current environment, this would be  a game changer for our lovely young patients. We know that children of all ages will enjoy its virtual technology – a toddler can pretend to splash around in the sea while a teenager can have a virtual kick-about. That’s why we’ve launched an appeal to try and get one for Casey Ward this year. We do know that times continue to be tough for people but if you are someone who can make a small donation, we would be immensely grateful.”

If you would like to make a donation and are able to spare some money at this time of year, you can do so at virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Casey-Carpet.

Alternatively, book a place for Theo the Magician’s Online Magic Show on 10 April which is raising funds for the appeal.

Images courtesy of Sensory Guru

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