Playing in the dark for Xeroderma Pigmentosum sufferers


Children with a rare skin condition are getting help through a unique play scheme that allows them to play outside at night when most playgrounds and facilities are closed.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a genetic disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to the sun's ultraviolet rays.

The scheme is an opportunity for XP sufferers to get together with each other outside in a safe environment.

Facilities provided by the group include a special coating on playground and football pitch floodlights.

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.