Lidl Cyprus has donated wooden toys worth €2,000 to the paediatric wings of both major Larnaca public hospitals.
The Playtime Junior wooden toys will keep children company while they’re hospitalised or are being diagnosed at the facilities of the new Larnaca hospital. The toys will be placed in waiting rooms, doctors’ offices, breastfeeding rooms, as well as te dedicated children’s playrooms.
Lidl joined Christina Apostolou Foundation’s initiative to refurbish the paediatric wings’ waiting rooms. Within this framework, the foundation had arranged a competition encouraging children to send their own positive message through painting and drawing. Children’s designs will be utilised by a team of painters in charge of transforming the playroom at the paediatric wing.
Lidl acknowledges the vital importance of toys as a means of learning and socialising for children and this is why it went ahead with the donation. In a time where digital or online games dominate children’s playtime, traditional toys can help develop dexterity and relieve stress.
“We know that toys are children’s most loyal friends so we are especially happy that we’ve managed to make children smile during this time. Toys can also be educational. It’s not by chance that UNICEF has designated play time as a fundamental right for children,” Lidl Cyprus General Manager Spyros Kondilis said.
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