Play is important. Play is invaluable. Play is vital.
This July, children across the country will finally break free from the worst of the Covid-19 restrictions and charge headlong into a much-deserved summer of play. But what about those children who can’t get out there and enjoy the fun?
Serious illness can have an irreversible effect on childhood, so we’re here to protect it.
We’re going to make this the summer to beat all summers – one where every seriously ill child has the freedom to play.
How You Can Help
Starlight are the experts in protecting childhood during illness. We use the power of play to make the experience of treatment better for seriously ill children, and this summer we’re determined to be there for every child who needs us.
With your support, we can make this our biggest ever summer of play. You can help us to deliver summer-themed adventure boxes to hospitals, hospices and homes across the country.
Or you could help us host safe and accessible drive-in cinema nights, and other exciting new summer events, that can give seriously ill children and their families a much-needed sense of community.
Together, we can make sure every seriously ill child enjoys the freedom to play this summer.
Find your Freedom to Play this summer
For the most seriously ill children, anxiety and loneliness are common feelings. But the events of the past 15 months have meant all our children have felt frightened, anxious or alone to some extent.
If your child is experiencing any of these feelings, or you just need some ideas for making the most of the summer holidays, these handy tips from Senior Health Play Specialist Emily will help.
Download our leaflet and find the #FreedomToPlay with your children this summer.