Starlight Escapes

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

To find out more about Starlight Escapes please call our Hospital Entertainment team on 0207 262 2881 #261

 

Recent Escapes

Duxford party spreads Christmas cheer

With Christmas just around the corner, Airmen from the 492nd Fighter Squadron helped us spread some Christmas cheer by hosting 31 Starlight families at the Duxford Christmas Party at the Imperial War Museum

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Starlight families bullieve at VIP screening of Ferdinand

Starlight families are treated to a VIP screening of Ferdinand at a private cinema in London

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A magical Christmas at 11 Downing Street

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP and Starlight hosted a very special Christmas party at 11 Downing Street

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