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A record breaking year for Helium Arts in images

We are delighted to announce that it has been a record-breaking year at Helium Arts. Thanks to the vision and belief of our supporters, five times more children have experienced the powers of creativity through Helium’s programmes this year. Children managing long-term health conditions have accessed a meaningful creative and social outlet in hospitals, community settings, and online through our new Creative Health Hub model, alongside other projects and performances in various locations across the country.

A huge thank you to our funders, donors, partners and volunteers who have made this possible.

See our favourite moments from 2019 here:

Our Growing Impact
This year, 1,600 children have connected to Helium’s programmes overall, with nearly 400 having been referred by their families or healthcare professionals onto our community programme. Right now, though, we have over 200 families in all corners of Ireland on waiting lists to access our programme. For many, connecting to a community of friends who understand what life with illness is like is the most important thing Helium can offer.

“He now knows there are other kids with illness like him,
which has helped a lot” – Mum

Give the gift of creativity this Giving Tuesday…
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages people to do good. Can you join this “global generosity movement” by giving the gift of creativity to children across Ireland who can benefit most from finding a meaningful creative and social outlet in 2020.

The Helium Arts Creative Health Hub programme works between hospital clinics, community and online settings and takes an “arts on referral” approach, where families we meet in hospitals have the opportunity to be referred onto our community programme. The Creative Health Hub online programme provides opportunities for those most marginalised by serious medical conditions to connect creatively through an virtual system. Medical cover is provided in all of our community work, so children can participate worry free.

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland


CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621


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