A HOSPITAL radio station has launched a play area aimed at helping children staying in wards to create “great memories”.

Lollipop Glasgow, based in Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, unveiled The Fun Zone, which will take place the last Sunday of every month from July.

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The free service will allow children to come down from the wards to play games, arts and crafts as well as studio visits.

Radio trustee Andy Gray said: “The Fun Zone is an amazing expansion to our already existing radio and play services.

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"One in four children admitted to hospital before reaching the age of 14 will have a recurring need for care and will return, repeatedly, to hospital.

"Sadly some terminally ill children spend much of their short lives in hospital.

"We are hoping this service allows the child, their family and siblings to create lasting and fun memories that they can share together."