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Drawing with wolves - children with life-limiting conditions get rare day out

It's something most of us take for granted - a day out with the family. But for children receiving hospice care, it's all too rare.

A lack of facilities at museums and theatres, let alone ill-health, often means the severely disabled are stuck at home. But a project supporting children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, has begun in Sussex today.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to mothers Chrissie Buckingham and Apolina D Silva, as well as Kate Giles from the Jerwood Gallery and Susan Freeman of Chestnut Tree House.

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Will the Jerwood work?

The £4m Jerwood art gallery in Hastings opens its doors tomorrow at 10am.

The building, on the seafront by the fishing fleet, houses a collection of paintings from artists such as Rose Wylie from Kent, L.S. Lowrie, and David Bomberg.

It's hoped the venue will help to revitalise the town though some people feel it's in the wrong place and too costly - £2 for locals and £7 for non-residents.

Time will tell if this gallery can exert the same effect on Hastings as the Turner Contemporary has on Margate in Kent.