On Saturday 3rd June, Starlight’s first ever boating Escape at The Thames Motor Yacht Club gave a group of twenty seriously ill children and their families the chance to escape hospital and their treatment and enjoy a day of fun on the river.
The Escape was generously hosted by The Thames Motor Yacht Club, near Hampton Court, on the River Thames, and was attended, by families from Surrey, London and the surrounding areas.
The action-packed day saw the children and their families enjoy pirate-themed games such as Pin the Patch on the Parrot and walking the plank, as well as ceramic and face painting and a delicious BBQ.
The families then boarded boats and set off on a real pirate adventure down the River Thames.
Starlight has provided us with so many amazing experiences and opportunities to do things we would not have been able to do otherwise! Life has been so unpredictable and it’s made planning things difficult, so it’s lovely to attend fantastic days like today where everything has been planned for us! The boys have really taken to the day and enjoyed all of the pirate games and boat rides. It’s so nice because the focus at Starlight Escapes is always on having fun rather than on what everyone’s been through.
– Louis’ mum