Imagine a childhood without play. It doesn’t seem right, does it? 🤔

Unfortunately, this is true for many seriously ill children across the UK. According to our research, a third of hospitals across the country do not have dedicated play professionals.

And half of all hospitals we work with don’t have a budget for the toys and sensory play equipment that make the experience of illness and treatment better for kids.

This is not only bad for children’s recovery and mental health, but it should be a key focus for NHS hospitals across the country. Play is protected in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 📜

Starlight is working hard to make play a human right for seriously ill children across the UK. Will you join us, and help give every seriously ill child in the country access to play? ✊

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Starlight is the national charity dedicated to the protection of play for seriously ill children in hospital and at home. Thanks to our brilliant supporters, we use the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for young patients and their families 🎈

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