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Author Topic: Beads of Courage Opens in the UK  (Read 10265 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 12:18:50 PM »

Is it specific types of beads, I seem to remember butterflies and hearts are involved, or can it be any type of bead within your guidelines above.
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 12:22:49 PM »

Welcome Robert to the forum.

This sounds like a wonderful idea.

I too would be interested in the listed hospitals especially as I am kind of in the middle of nowhere as far as lampworkers go and not as far as hospitals go.

I will get making as soon as I can to donate a few beads

Thanks

Sandra
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 12:34:15 PM »

Is it specific types of beads, I seem to remember butterflies and hearts are involved, or can it be any type of bead within your guidelines above.
At one time we had artist-made butterflies for the parents of children who didn't survive but in the last year we have had to move to a commercially made product for that application. Lots of thought and soul-searching went into that decision but in the end it's been for the best. Now we would really like for participating artists to send up beads that we can use for our Act of Courage beads. These can be just about any color or design that you like to make. The children really treasure these unique beads as they help tell the story of exceptional moments (both good and bad) on their journey through treatment.

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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 01:05:23 PM »

It's great to see this happening in the UK  Smiley

Got some new glass from Martin yesterday so I'll be trying it out at the weekend - hope silly animals (cats, frogs, chickens etc) are OK?

Got some fish tuts that might work as well.


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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 01:16:32 PM »

It's great to see this happening in the UK  Smiley

Got some new glass from Martin yesterday so I'll be trying it out at the weekend - hope silly animals (cats, frogs, chickens etc) are OK?

Got some fish tuts that might work as well.


Carole
Animals are great. Just be sure that ears, tails and legs are tucked up enough to not get broken off. Thanks very much!
Robert
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 01:56:35 PM »

I'm going through my box-of-beads in a moment.

Can I just ask, though - what about insurance?  Are you / we covered through commercial insurance?

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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 03:30:37 PM »

I'm going through my box-of-beads in a moment.

Can I just ask, though - what about insurance?  Are you / we covered through commercial insurance?

Kirsty
Yes, Beads of Courage carries all of the appropriate insurance coverage. One reason why we have donations sent to a central location instead of directly to the hospitals is that we need to inspect all beads for safety before they go out.

Robert
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 03:41:51 PM »

This sounds like a wonderful scheme!  My baby granddaughter has a serious cardiac condition, so we are having first hand experience of all the accompanying trials and tribulations.  I will definately be contributing when I am up and running.
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 05:40:15 PM »

Welcome Robert. It's great to see this scheme extended to the UK. I will be making some beads to send you.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 08:47:24 PM »

Here's a list of the new member hospitals:

The hospitals that are starting the programme initially are 3 main hospitals and
their shared care sites:-
 
Main Hospital - Birmingham Childrens Hospital
Shared Care Hospitals which are Burton Hospitals NHS Trust;
Walsgrave Hospital; City General Hospital (Ward110) - University Hospital North
Staffordshore NHS Trust;
The Lingen Davis Childrens Cancer Unit - Royal Shrewsbury Hospital; New Cross
Hospital; County Hospital Hereford' Worcestershire Royal Hospital
 
Main Hospital - The Royal Marsden
Shared Care Hospitals which are East Surrey Hospital; Kings College Hospital; Royal
Alexandra Hospital (Brighton Hospital) ; The Princess Royal University Hospital;
Frimley Park Hospital; St Georges Hospital; Kingston Hospital; Margate Hospital
 
Main Hospital - Basildon

We're going to use a lot of beads!

Robert
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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2011, 08:10:46 AM »

... and I think you have stumbled upon a LOT of happy volunteers Grin What a wonderful scheme, thank you for bringing it to the UK Grin
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 10:17:44 AM »

It's really great to see such an enthusiastic response. I think that BOC has a bright future working in the UK hospitals. I'm personally looking  forward to getting to know the la work community a lot better.

Robert
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 11:11:07 AM »

This is wonderful news, thank you for letting us know

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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 11:40:36 AM »

Are there minimum/maximum sizes for beads?

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 11:51:46 AM »

This sounds fantastic,  can't wait to get some beads made for this and to sort through the lonely ones stored in a jar :-)
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