Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Interactive play floor


The allergy clinic at Addenbrooke’s sees 5,200 children each year with allergies to things as diverse as strawberries, mould, bee stings, horses and birch trees.

These children often have to stay at the hospital between 1 to 8 hours, depending on the test they have, so staff can monitor their reactions and provide support. By encouraging distraction through play in the clinic waiting room, anxiety can be reduced, leading to calmer appointments and tests.


We are supporting play therapy in the allergy clinic by raising £5,900 to buy an ‘interactive floor’ play system, which projects bright, colourful interactive pictures onto a touch-sensitive floor mat.

Read the case for support