December 14, 2010 1.51 pm This story is over 139 months old

Starry Christmas party for hospital patients

Fun distraction: Kids in hospital this Christmas will get their own special Christmas party, thanks to children’s charity.

A children’s charity will be visit Lincoln County Hospital this week to bring cheer to ill kids and their families staying on the wards over Christmas.

Starlight will bring a pantomime version of Sleeping Beauty to the wards on December 17, as well as carol sing-alongs and party games.

The charity have been touring the country, visiting 80 hospitals over seven weeks, starting at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London.

Senior play specialist at University College Hospital Catherine Gardner said the parties really help:

“Play really does help to distract sick children from their illness and treatment and Christmas is the time of year when kids are most mindful of what they are missing out on.

“The previous pantos and parties provided by the charity have been fantastic and we look forward to seeing our ward filled with smiling faces once again this Christmas thanks to Starlight.”

Starlight is a charity aimed at helping the sick through their illness by providing fun and laughter, and trying to grant wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

The company holds events as means of distraction for the children, as well as creating lifetime memories for all the family.

Starlight begins proceedings at Lincoln County Hospital 2.30pm.

Source: Starlight