Boost boxes

Help us care for more seriously ill children in isolation

Boost Boxes

Hospital teams across the UK use Starlight Boost Boxes to help children get through the tough days. Boost Boxes come in very handy if a child arrives in hospital feeling scared, lost and alone. They’re ideal before an operation, and when a child is really missing their friends. Whatever is making a hospital stay harder, our Boost Boxes are there to help children forget where they are – and remember how much they can still do.    

Starlight Isolation Packs

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Boost Box materials have been used to make up an incredible 27,250 individual Isolation Packs. These packs, filled with single-use items, have been helping healthcare professionals tackle the challenges of cross-infection and bringing play to isolated children who need it most.

The Boost Box has been essential during Covid, most of my play equipment has gone into storage so I have been able to use the toys for distraction and single use activities to give to the children to do during their admission and then keep.

Do you work with children in a hospital or hospice?

Apply for your Boost Box now by completing the form.

Choose your the best box for you

The ideal activity box for children aged 4-12, Junior Boost Boxes are packed full of things like cuddly toys, bubbles, stickers, and neon slime. 

Perfect for children aged 12+, our Young Person’s Boost Boxes include playing cards, puzzle cubes, stress balls, and more.  

Full of groan tubes, maracas, and sensory balls, our Sensory Boost Boxes are specially designed for children with sensory needs. 

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