Starlight’s passion takes them to the bedsides of some of the most poorly children in the UK. Using the power of play to create a sense of escape from the difficult reality in which these children find themselves. To delight and distract. To entertain and enlighten. But, most of all, to restore a smile to their faces.
Play is important. Play is invaluable. Play is vital.
Hospital services – Supporting frontline hospital staff by funding play specialists who bring the chance to play to children in bed in hospital. The charity also provide play boxes, gaming carts and mobile sensory rooms – something to engage every age group and help distract them and feel less alone.
Family events and experiences – From weekends spent at amusement parks to private film screenings or exciting gaming days, Starlight Escapes, Days and Breaks create opportunities for seriously ill children and their families to leave the stress of hospitals and hospices far behind.