STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION UK
Starlight brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by wish granting and also by providing fun, entertainment, laughter and distraction for children in every children’s hospital ward and hospice throughout the United Kingdom. All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation they can often feel as a result of their illnesses.
Together with healthcare professionals, we have developed a programme of year-round entertainment and distraction which helps over 500,000 children every year who are hospitalised for whatever reason. Sick children cheer, boo and hiss their way through Starlight Pantomimes, forget their pain and worry at Starlight Parties, play games and watch films on Starlight Fun Centres, take their minds off treatment with Starlight Distraction Boxes, and enjoy much-needed breaks from hospital on Starlight Escapes.
Starlight is a small children’s charity which has a massive impact on the lives of seriously and terminally ill children and their families throughout the UK. We are the only children’s charity delivering services into every children’s ward in hospitals and hospices throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
This year we will help over 500,000 poorly children.
We are there for these families in their time of need, lifting children’s spirits in hospitals, making dreams come true, strengthening family bonds and creating happy memories for everyone to share and cherish, whatever the future holds.
We know that happy children respond better to treatment and each year we help over half a million children to forget about being sick or stuck in hospital and simply have some fun.
Starlight is a charity registered in England and Wales. Reg Charity No: 296058. Reg Company No: 2038895
If you are interested in learning more about Starlight Foundation UK, visit them at www.starlight.org.uk.