Our motivation for developing a range of attractive and comfortable clothing for patients is a deep desire to improve patient wellbeing; to soften the edges of hospitalisation and to make what is a difficult time in life more bearable. And, this motivation extends both to how we want to work with partner healthcare organisations by supporting their efforts to improve patient wellbeing, and to our own philanthropy.
In 2016, two years of fundraising led by Nikla resulted in the opening of a playground at Belgium’s only dedicated children’s hospital. The inclusive play area was carefully designed to enable young patients to play alongside their able-bodied siblings, giving them a much-needed respite from the harsh realities of medical treatment and allowing precious memories to be created. Named after Nikla’s daughter Lydia, who was treated at the hospital, the playground has been an instant hit and plans are underway to create a sensory garden next to it.
You can read about the playground and see photos on the website of Kids Care asbl, the charity that supports the patients and families at HUDERF.