Starlight kids take over the Thames at the UTMYC Pirate Party!

On Saturday 23rd June, Starlight’s pirate-themed boating escape at The Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club gave nineteen seriously ill children and their families a wonderful day out to remember!

The Boating Escape had pirates, boat rides and even a surprise water fight!  Starlight was able to give these children a chance to escape hospital visits and treatment, to enjoy a day of much-needed fun on the river, complete with a delicious BBQ and afternoon tea.  We were also lucky to have a special visit from the local fire brigade, who brought along their fire engine that the children were delighted to climb in!

The day was delightful and we all went home happy, tired (and for some of us, very wet). Thank you for a wonderful day!

A huge thank you to The Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club for hosting another wonderful day.

As Lesley, who came along with six-year-old Tiggy, summed up, “the day was delightful and we all went home happy, tired (and for some of us, very wet). The generosity of the Yacht Club members was absolutely amazing. Thank you for a wonderful day!”

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