Christmas cheer from panto stars for sick children

Pantomime stars with parents, relatives and children
Pantomime stars with parents, relatives and children

Young patients on Kipling Children’s ward at the Conquest Hospital were given some Christmas cheer with a Robinson Crusoe pantomime performed by members of the Starlight Children’s Foundation theatre group.

Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national charity that provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices and grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

Caroline Stephenson, Kipling Ward matron, said: “Christmas can be a really difficult time for children who are in hospital. While the panto can really help cheer up a child’s day, it can also help to take their minds off their illness and this in turn can have a positive effect on their condition and response to treatment. We would like to thank Starlight for visiting us again this year.”