On Thursday 27th July, Starlight’s Summer Party at Belmont Children’s Farm in North London gave 172 seriously ill children and their families the chance to escape hospital and their treatment and enjoy a magical day out in the countryside in London.
The Starlight Summer Party has given us a day to be a family again and forget about the troubles we’re facing. It’s been wonderful watching my two girls run around carefree and getting stuck in to all the activities on offer
– Shalina Narain, wish mum
Hosted at Belmont Children’s Farm in Mill Hill for the fifth year running, the city farm set amongst acres of land was the perfect setting for the party and the children loved making friends with a host of furry, four-legged and feathered animals including llamas!
The party had a summer fete theme and there were lots of brilliant activities on offer for the young guests to enjoy, including tractor and pony and trap rides, clay pigeon shooting and fete games including splat-the-rat and a coconut shy. The police, army and fire brigade also put on brilliant displays as well as five-a-side football led by Broxbourne Cerebral Palsy FC.
One of the highlights of the party was the giant game of tug-of-war which was started by the Deputy Lady Mayoress of Barnet! Much to the delight of the guests, there was also a flypast from a Texan war plane.
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