Trains, planes, automobiles and more at Starlight’s Popham Escape!

Starlight rounded off an amazing summer of fun this week with our biggest Escape of the year at Popham Airfield!

Children from local hospitals and hospices and Starlight Wish children, young people and their families took to the skies in helicopter and aeroplane rides for an unforgettable day of adrenaline fuelled action!

The fun didn’t stop back on solid ground, with pony rides, magicians, entertainers, face-painters and rides on some very special motorbikes and supercars all on offer.

The day finished with Starlight’s first ever ‘Floss off’ with children, families, volunteers and staff all taking to the dance floor to show off their best moves!

We’ve never been to anything like this before, our minds were blown the second we stepped onto the airfield…memory making at its very best

A great day was had by all, in particular George, age 5, who is recovering from a tumour in his spine and last year endured fourteen rounds of chemo and extensive surgery. Mum Vicki said:

“I honestly don’t know where to begin! We’ve never been to anything like this before, our minds were blown the second we stepped onto the airfield starting our day by making our way over for our first ever helicopter ride! There wasn’t any time to recover as the boys then had us heading over for an aeroplane ride!

Add in a hovercraft ride along with several tricycle and motorbike rides, some beautiful modern and vintage cars, the list of things to do just goes on and on! Thanks so much to Starlight and everyone that helped all the other families and their kids…memory making at it’s very best!”

A massive thanks goes to our fantastic volunteers, Popham Airfield and all the incredibly generous people who offered their time, expertise and vehicles to create a truly special day for our families.

Find out how you can help us to provide more unforgettable Escapes such as these for seriously ill children and their families here.