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Children's Ward supports Wishbone Day

Posted on Thursday 2nd May 2013
Wishbone Day

The Children’s Ward at the Cumberland Infirmary will be turning yellow next Monday in support of Wishbone Day.

The day will be celebrated around the world on 6 May to promote awareness of Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta).

Locally around six children aged between four and 16 have the condition and have regular therapies at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, plus admissions for broken bones as required. Some of these patients and their families and friends will be on the Children’s Ward on Monday 6 May between 9.30am and 1pm, making yellow badges for staff, patients and their families.

Yellow cupcakes will also be included on the menu and Play Specialist Jane McCall has created a display on the ward with information about Brittle Bone Disease.

The event has been organised by Carlisle man Robert Gordon who is treasurer of UK charity the Brittle Bone Society and is keen to raise the profile of the condition. To find out more about the work of the charity visit