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Alder Hey Patients’ Animation Showcases At World Premiere

An animation film created by patients from Alder Hey’s Oncology Unit will be shown for the first time at a special premiere on Wednesday 30th July.

Alder Hey’s Oncology patients have been busy making the film since September 2013, with the support of animators from multimedia charity Twin Vision.

Children who took part in the project will attend the world premiere on Wednesday at Alder Hey. On arrival, they will receive film star treatment on the red carpet before viewing their animation on the big screen. Awards will also be presented at the event to all the children who took part.

Twelve year old patient Rahul Sahni was delighted to be chosen as the host for the premiere and award ceremony and said: “This project has been brilliant and I’m so proud that I’ve been asked to present at the film premiere.”

Rahul’s parents Anita and Ajay, who have also been involved in the film, said: “Well done to all the children for their hard work in creating the animations. We and all the parents are very proud and we wish them well for their future.”

Twin Vision has been working with patients at Alder Hey for a number of years. The project is part of Alder Hey’s Arts programme, which is funded by Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Twin Vision’s Paul McCann and Leila Romaya have enjoyed working on the project at Alder Hey. Paul said: “We feel extremely privileged to be part of this incredible project. The children and young people have been amazingly creative, hardworking and enthusiastic, despite the most challenging circumstances. It feels great to know that we have helped them to make this fantastic animation film, which will in turn support other Oncology patients.”

Arts Lead Vicky Charnock explains: “Visits from Twin Vision to our Oncology Unit have been a welcome distraction for our children during their treatment. The final film looks fantastic and the premiere is the perfect way to celebrate what our young patients are able to achieve, even in difficult circumstances. I would like to thank all the children who took part and also Twin Vision for their ongoing support. Fun projects like these can make all the difference for our patients during their stay in hospital.”

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