We are very excited to announce a new in-hospital service, Captain Starlight.
The service has been developed to improve the wellbeing of hospitalised children and their siblings through entertainment, play and distraction.
Captain Starlights are professional performers who use comedy, acting, art and music to capture a sick child’s imagination and help them through their treatment. The Captain Starlight programme has been successfully operating in Australia for over 20 years. Three Australian Captain Starlights have come to the UK to launch a pilot of the programme in 48 hospitals and hospices.
Neil Swan, CEO, Starlight, said, “We’re very excited to be launching this new in-hospital service in our 30th year. Captain Starlight will enhance Starlight’s already extensive hospital programme and help more children than ever forget that they are unwell during hospital and hospice stays.”
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