Starlight Boost Boxes

The Starlight Boost Box is filled with toys, games and arts and crafts for medical staff to give out to patients who are in need of comforting, distracting or cheering up.

The Starlight Boost Box is available to be requested by hospitals and hospices four times throughout the year so that their teams have always got something on hand to give out to children in need of a boost; for example at admission or after an operation.

We are currently piloting a new scheme, offering three different types of Boost Box; the Junior, Young People’s and Sensory Boost Box, each developed to cater to the needs of children of different ages and stages of development.

The Junior Boost Box is most appropriate for children who are between the ages of 4 – 12, this includes items such as cuddly toys, bubbles, neon slime and reusable stickers.

The Young Persons Boost Box is most appropriate for groups aged twelve and above and includes items such as playing cards, a puzzle cube and a stress ball.

The Sensory Boost Box contents have been selected for the benefit of children with sensory needs and includes items like a noisy groan tube, maracas and sensory balls.

Do you work with children in a hospital or hospice?

Apply for your Boost Box now by completing the form below.

Boost Box Application Form

Starlight Boost Boxes are allocated in accordance with the number of patients each hospice/ hospital ward/ department sees, but please note that the supply of Boost Boxes is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill in all sections. All details are essential for us to process your application.

By filling this form, you consent Starlight to use your data for the purposes stated in our privacy policy. We respect your right of privacy and we promise to keep your details safe and secure.

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Having items to give to the children when they have been brave is a lovely thing to be able to do and also has an effect on how they feel about coming back to see us.
— Alison Parkes – Phlebotomy Co-ordinator, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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 #261.