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ICOEF (International Children's Ostomy Educational Foundation) UK


Reg. address: 41 Louville Avenue, Withernsea, HU19 2PA Charity No. 1168670

Tel:-01964 613690

News Round Up

2016 was a busy year for ICOEF Uk. January saw the formation of the new group with the new offices set up in Withernsea, East Yorkshire.

March saw the WCET 2016 Conference in South Africa where our president attended and gave a presentation to over 200 worldwide medical professionals.

In April our president became a radio broadcatser describing to the listeners how the charity operates within the UK.

May saw our volunteers arranging a Teddy Bears Picnic for local children where everyone had great fun. Later that month we started a UK tour where the puppets were seen in Liverpool, The Lake District and the East Coast.

During July and August the puppets were seen at local events around East Yorkshire. This also included the Withernsea Bike Fest.

This is just a few of the awareness events undertaken by our small but dedicated group of volunteers.

October was our world conference, this year held in France, where our President Mrs Judith White, together with Vice President, Mr John White attended. The founder, Mrs Liz Prosser gave the conference a presentation on how she is introducing the puppets to France, being the EU arm of the charity.

In Her closing presentation, Mrs White, informed the conference, that 2016 was a good year for the Uk arm, setting up a new office and supplying 264 puppets free to children and supplying teaching puppets to various hospitals around the UK. Sponsorship had come in many ways, from the supply of cardboard boxes, to medical parts for use on puppets and donations. We would also like to thank the Hotel groups in the UK and from far away as Cape Town who have sponsored our teaching puppets for hospitals.


ICOEF uk  has  had an  extremely  successful  and  busy  year  so  far.  Since  the  launch  of  our  new  website earlier in the  year  many more  people  are  finding our  website.  This  is fantastic  because we  have  the selection  of puppets  we  stock  along  with several  videos  sent  to  us  by  friends  and  parents

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