Children from across Gwent have been treated to a very special screening of the Lego Movie thanks to the UK’s MediCinema and South Wales, Sparkle charities. In partnership with LEGO, the children with disabilities and/ or developmental needs enjoyed a whole night of fun and activities at Serennu Children’s Centre in Newport. They took part in accessible play activities and entertainment in the foyer before the film and were treated to giveaways and toys from LEGO and Warner Bros ahead of the screening of the award winning animated movie. One of the parents of a child visiting the MediCinema Sarah Griffiths said: “What a fantastic experience.” She added her son has always been ill at the mainstream cinema due to his senses being overloaded, but added: “He’s so happy and comfortable here. Being huge LEGO fans this has been a bonus.” Another parent Daniel Clark, said: “What an amazing event. The team here is always helpful and friendly. My son and I are always so thankful for everything.” MediCineman representative Mary Blake, who was at the event added: “We know the importance of caring, creative and welcoming spaces like the Serennu Centre and the very real difference they make to children and families. “It is such a joy to see the smiles on everyone’s faces enjoying all the fun and watching the film together. “Screenings like this enable the families to have the same experiences as any family, to relax, to be creative, to thrive, and to build long-lasting memories together. And she paid thanks to Lego, the film companies and everyone else who had made the event possible. Based at the Serennu Children’s Centre at Rogerstone, Newport, the MediCinema is just one of six across the UK and the only one of its type in Wales with its fully accessible cinema space, equipped with the latest technology and large screen. Serennu is fully supported by the Sparkle charity and is an integrated, holistic children’s centre, providing services to children and young people. Purposebuilt to allow children with complex disabilities to receive treatment, care, information, specialist leisure services, and consultation all under one roof, it eliminates the need to travel to numerous care facilities. Its services help to improve emotional, mental, and physical health, reducing feelings of isolation, anxiety, and stress, and increasing patient resilience. Since MediCinema was founded in 1999 it has given more than 300,000 experiences to families, carers, and those closest to them.