DJ Lora gets kids dancing at Royal London Hospital
PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 June 2012
Children in hospital in east London got a treat when internationally-renowned club DJ Lora looked in to see them with toys—and play dance music for them.
The 31-year-old DJ, a favourite with Sir Paul McCartney and Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, dropped off £5,000 of toys for the new children’s wards at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel yesterday (Weds).
Lora, who was the guest DJ at Simon Le Bon’s recent 50th birthday bash, said: “These children don’t get to have a lot of fun.
“Providing them with an afternoon of dance and music was my small way of brightening up their day.”
She had visited the hospital a few weeks ago and was so impressed that she decided to do something to help.
So she returned with toys paid for with charitable donations raised by Lora, which included shuffle iPods, baby mobiles and toys, Wi-games, iPod decks and radios.
The hospital’s play specialist Michelle Teague said: “The children were so delighted to see Lora—it helped distract them from being in hospital and gave them something to talk about afterwards.”
Lora handed out the toys before treating the youngsters to an afternoon of dance and DJ lessons.
One patient, eight-year-old Ola Alase, who was dressed in a nurse’s outfit, said afterwards: “I loved the music Lora played and was up dancing all afternoon to it.”