Throughout the year Starlight hosts a programme of special events for Starlight Wish children and children from local hospitals and hospices who are invited, with their families, to enjoy time away from treatment and appointments.
The events range in size from 50 to 1000 guests and include private film screenings, a summer fete-style party, a flying day and a boating party on the River Thames. These days out provide respite and recreation, increase social connections and help support the whole family. The impact of days like these can never be underestimated.
My son gets to do things he would normally be apprehensive about; he is self-conscious about his disability but here he feels no shame in people seeing him try things that he feels might reveal his weaknesses elsewhere. Starlight Escapes offer children a chance to just be themselves, to just be kids. We wait all year for them!
Zoe – Wish Mum