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.
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.