Lead SALead SA

Radio Lollipop brings sweet sounds to kids at Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

Written by: Barbara Friedman

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital is the newest Radio Lollipop station in the radio organisation which has an international volunteer network of 32 hospitals in 6 countries (England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa).

Radio Lollipop Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital is our newest Radio Lollipop station and the newest country in our international volunteer network of 32 hospitals in 6 countries (England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa).

Founder of Radio Lollipop, Hedley Finn, shares the mission of his volunteer organisation: therapeutic entertainment for the kids, by the kids, WITH the kids.

Radio Lollipop began in the 1970s in the UK.

Now, the little patients of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital now receive care, comfort play and entertainment from Radio Lollipop volunteers while in hospital.

The magical thing we have done with Radio Lollipop is we have made it relevant to each and every child in the hospital.

Hedley Finn, founder Radio Lollipop

We have our own radio station in the hospital so the children can come to the studio and go on air...they can push buttons, put on headphones, make requests, be DJs, and talk to the other kids, parents and friends.

Hedley Finn, founder Radio Lollipop

Take a listen:


This article first appeared on 702 : Radio Lollipop brings sweet sounds to kids at Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital




Read next from articles

Student develops clean water drinking system for SA households

Student develops clean water drinking system for SA households

Busisiwe Mashiane is researching and developing a slow sand filter to meet the needs of South Africans.
Read on...

Would you use a stainless steel straw instead of a plastic one?

Would you use a stainless steel straw instead of a plastic one?

Co-Founder of Sipconscience Aaliyah Kathrada says stainless steel straws are safe and hygienic.
Read on...

SA prepares for #TotalShutdown march against gender based violence

SA prepares for #TotalShutdown march against gender based violence

National Spokesperson for #TotalShutdown Lesley Ncube explains the plan for the mass march planned for 1 August.
Read on...

70% of women feel uncomfortable in the film and TV industry - SWIFT

70% of women feel uncomfortable in the film and TV industry - SWIFT

SWIFT sexual harassment report cites women experiencing catcalling, lingering stares and conduct that is inappropriate at work.
Read on...

'We need contextual solutions for our real problems'

'We need contextual solutions for our real problems'

Business experts share their thoughts on the role of innovation hubs and entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Read on...

How making public spaces available to people with disabilities benefits everyone

How making public spaces available to people with disabilities benefits everyone

Erky Wood, Director at Gapp Architects & Urban Design, spoke to Azania about the curb cut effect.
Read on...