In late 2016, Starlight began an 18-month Captain Starlight pilot programme in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Captain Starlight is a superhero who travels from Planet Starlight each day to provide entertainment for children undergoing treatment.
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 stay in hospital. In September 2018 the Captain Starlight pilot ended and is currently under review.
If you have any questions relating to Captain Starlight, please call our Children’s Services team on 0207 262 2881 #404.
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