Rizzle Kicks help young mayor cut ribbon

Megan Foster (14) with Harley (l) and Jordan ( r) of the Rizzle Kicks  open the teenage room at Brighton's Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital'Teenagers being treated at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital enjoyed a surprise visit from Rizzle Kicks, today (Sunday 29 April). 'The Brighton hip-hop duo, Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule, both 20, put their support behind children's charity Rockinghorse by officially opening its new adolescent rooms at the hospital. The project, which cost �8,250, included the refurbishment of three rooms with comfortable sofas and chairs, DVD players, a table football, game consoles, and a pool table. 'In 2011, the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton saw over 2,000 teenage patients. Previously, the young people had a separate area with limited comfort and no equipment to help them interact with peers. The redesigned rooms allow distraction from hospital life and a comfortable room to unwind and help them feel more at home, adding to the already excellent

Megan Foster (14) with Harley (l) and Jordan ( r) of the Rizzle Kicks open the teenage room at Brighton's Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital'Teenagers being treated at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital enjoyed a surprise visit from Rizzle Kicks, today (Sunday 29 April). 'The Brighton hip-hop duo, Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule, both 20, put their support behind children's charity Rockinghorse by officially opening its new adolescent rooms at the hospital. The project, which cost �8,250, included the refurbishment of three rooms with comfortable sofas and chairs, DVD players, a table football, game consoles, and a pool table. 'In 2011, the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton saw over 2,000 teenage patients. Previously, the young people had a separate area with limited comfort and no equipment to help them interact with peers. The redesigned rooms allow distraction from hospital life and a comfortable room to unwind and help them feel more at home, adding to the already excellent

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Brave Megan, who had just undergone surgery, cut the ribbon with the chart topping musicians at the children’s hospital on Sunday April 29.

The hip-hop duo, Jordan ‘Rizzle’ Stephens and Harley ‘Sylvester’ Alexander-Sule, both 20, put their support behind the project, which was led by the Rockinghorse charity.

Megan said: “It was great to see and meet Rizzle Kicks after my operation. They cheered the whole ward up and left us all feeling much brighter.”

The project cost £8,250 and included refurbishing three rooms with sofas and chairs, DVD players, table football, game consoles, and a pool table, allowing distraction from hospital life and space to help kids feel more at home.

Jordan and Harley spent time with some of the young people, played table football and signed autographs before moving on to meet and have their photos taken with children stating on the wards.

Jordan said: “It’s important to have a space to be away from medical procedures, especially if you’re young and in hospital. It was really cool to meet some of the children here today - they were all lovely.”

The refurbishment was possible thanks to donations from The Starbucks Realising Potential Programme, Amanda Munday and Stella Buckingham.