Come fly a kite to support those with Sickle Cell Disease

News: Sickle Cell Picnic in the park

The weather is perfect for a summer picnic in the park this weekend! Join an event in Greenwich Park which has been organised for children and families living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) so they can meet each other and grow a support network. 

At Oxleas, we have our own senior community children’s nurse who supports young people with Sickle Cell and Thalassemia. 

Carolyn George-Davies said: "I’m organising this event in recognition of July being world Sickle Cell awareness month. It is the most commonly inherited genetic disorder in the UK and children who suffer with it live with pain almost every day of their lives. 

"It is my hope that the picnic will provide some fun memories and help put families in touch so they can support each other." 

The picnic will take place on Saturday 17 July 2021 from noon to 3pm in Greenwich Park, near the boating lake. Take along a blanket to sit on, a light lunch will be provided and there will be music, dancing, ball games and kite flying. 

Published on 15th July 2021