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ICOEF (International Children's Ostomy Educational Foundation) UK

NO ICOEF UK TRUSTEE OR VOLUNTEER RECEIVES ANY SALARY

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

Tel:-01964 613690

Our  second visit whilst  we  were  in  the  South  west was to  meet  our  first  Junior  ambassador. Nathaniel was  a  young  man  who  didnt  want  to  have  his  ACE procedure  done. On  receiving his  new  friend  Simon who  also  had an  ACE he  decided  that  it  was  the  time  to  return  to  Birmingham  Childrens  hospital  to  have  his  ACE fitted. Simon was  a great  friend  helping Nathaniel  every step  of  the  way. When  they  returned  home Nathaniel made  his  friends  and  family   pay  if they  wanted  to  see  and  play  with  Simon. Nathaniel  raised  £50 which  was  a  fantastic  amount.  he  received  his  certificate  from  Simon  senior.

The  gastronaut  puppets  are forst  and foremost  a  learning tool  for the  children  but  their  puppet  soon  becomes  their  best  friend.  Someone  they  can  talk  to  tell  their  secrets  knowing that their  puppet  wont  tell  anyone  else.

The  Gastronauts  are  available  to  all  children  over  the  age  of  3.  This  is  the  age  reccommended by the  puppet  manufacturer. Details  of  all  puppets  can  be  found  on  our  webpage.

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