Starlight’s Play in Hospital Week success!

Posing for the camera

Posing for the camera19/09/2011 – Last week, with the help of NAHPS and Starlight, play staff celebrated play and demonstrated its importance in the treatment of children by organising information stands, workshops and parties in hospitals and hospices across the country.

“On behalf of the families, staff and children at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, I would like to thank everyone at Starlight for all the effort you have put into supporting the Play Service here and others around the country. The resources you supplied have been fantastic and the feedback from the families has been so positive.  Our party went really well and the goodie bags were a huge hit.  Last week we had two fantastic shows from your excellent panto team.  Please pass on our thanks and heart felt appreciation for all the work you do at Starlight, organizing this week must have been extremely challenging for everyone involved.” Heather Beattie, Play Specialist, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

“We had a fantastic week, with some special visiters included a magician, balloon maker, peppa pig and mickey mouse. Every child seen in hospital that week recieved a balloon and a goody bag. We all had so much fun, Patients, Parents and Staff. All of this wouldnt of been possible without the help of starlight. So I would like to take this oppertunity to say a big Thank you to all the staff at starlight for all their hard work.” Ann Mckinnon, Play Specialist, Medway Maritime Hospital.

Information

Contact: Henny Breakwell
Email: henny@starlight.org.uk
Tel: 020 7262 2881 #231

Starlight grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.

Starlight also creates entertainment in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK. Sick children go to Starlight parties, laugh their way through pantomimes, go out on Starlight Escapes, play games and watch films on the Starlight Fun Centre, and enjoy the toys and puzzles of the Starlight Distraction Box. Happy children respond better to treatment and Starlight helps children to forget about their illness and simply have a bit of fun.

You can make a donation online or by calling us on 020 7262 2881. For every £1 you donate, Starlight can assure you that over 91p goes towards helping very ill children. To refer a child for a wish, simply complete our wish referral form.