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
On Saturday 17th June, 24 seriously ill children and their families enjoyed Starlight’s pirate-themed boating escape which was generously hosted by The Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club, which is based near Reading on the River Thames. Complete with pirate hats, bandanas and inflatable parrots, the children and their families enjoyed a delicious BBQ...
On Saturday 10th June, 67 seriously ill children and their families enjoyed a very special flying day in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire at Starlight's Sky High Escape Day. The event was generously hosted by the Arblaster family of Red House Farm and was attended by seriously and terminally ill children and their families from Northamptonshire...
On Saturday 3rd June, Starlight’s first ever boating Escape at The Thames Motor Yacht Club gave a group of twenty seriously ill children and their families the chance to enjoy a day of pirate-themed fun on the river.