Captain Starlight

Captain Starlight is a superhero who travels from Planet Starlight each day to provide improvised entertainment to distract children in hospitals and hospices.

Captain Starlight ‘performers’ are professionally trained to connect with children by playing games, telling jokes, getting hands-on with arts and crafts, performing magic tricks and lots more to help children through their treatment.

From the minute The Captains landed their spaceship on the roof the fun never stopped. The two young ladies were amazing and fully engaged with the young people we had in on that day.  It was fabulous to see one child’s eyes truly sparkle, showing us how much he was gaining from the experience.
— Jacqueline Sweet – Activity Coordinator, Jigsaw Children’s Hospice

The Captains work in pairs and can spend time with children at their bedside or entertain them in a playroom or communal area.

Since late 2016 Starlight has been running a pilot programme during which the Captain Starlight team will visit a selection of hospitals and hospices across the country.

If you would like to know more about any of our services, please get in touch or call our Hospital Entertainment team on 0207 262 2881 #210.

 

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