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Starlight Children's Foundation perform Cinderella

Cinderella

Captions:Children's unit patient, Jamie Jobson, with the cast of Cinderella.

15 December 2017

The Starlight Children's Foundation sparkled some Christmas magic on our hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they performed their very special version of Cinderella for patients on the children's ward.

Starlight is a national charity that provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK and IS currently in the middle of a 92-ward tour across Great Britain, with more than 1,000 children expected to see the production over its eight-week run.

Sarah Amos, senior play specialist, said: "We know that play can significantly help to improve a child's hospital experience and we are very grateful to Starlight's Christmas Pantomime for helping to provide additional festive fun.

"It provides our young patients with a welcome break from treatment and allows them to forget about their illness for a short while and experience the magic of Christmas; something that every child deserves."

Sue Wildman, head of children's services at Starlight, said: "Starlight's Christmas Pantomime is a fabulous way of spending some much-needed festive cheer to hospitalised children over the Christmas period."

Matt Lee-Alliston, Managing Director of The Panto Company, said: "We're thrilled to be working with Starlight to bring this interactive performance to so many hospitalised children."