Starlight Summer Panto brings sunshine to young patients at NNUH
This summer, Starlight Childrens Foundation will bring a big dose of sunshine to poorly children at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) when its amazing pop-up pantomime pays a visit.
Starlight is a national charity that grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK. During an eight week tour, the Starlight Summer Panto will visit childrens wards throughout the country and it will stop at the Jenny Lind Out-patients department at the NNUH at 3pm on 23rd July 2014.
This years pantomime is Robinson Crusoe and it has been produced exclusively for Starlight by The Panto Company. Fully interactive, this brand new adaptation of the classic childrens story is full of fun and the young patients will get to laugh, cheer and sing-along as the four actors perform for them, their families and the staff.
Every year, Starlight provides entertainment and distraction to over half a million poorly children who will have the chance to shout Hes behind you! from the safety of the hospital ward.
Emma Dolman, Matron of Childrens Services at NNUH, said, Every year we look forward to Starlights Summer Panto and we cant wait for the arrival of Robinson Crusoe. We know that play can significantly help to improve a childs hospital experience and Starlights Summer Panto gives our young patients a chance to forget an illness for a short while and have some fun.
Neil Swan, Chief Executive of Starlight Childrens Foundation, said, All of Starlights activities are aimed at distracting children from any anxiety that they might be feeling as a result of their illness and Starlights Summer Panto is always hugely popular with hospitals and hospices alike. We hope that this performance of Robinson Crusoe will be just what the doctor ordered!
For more information on Starlight Children’s Foundation, visit www.starlight.org.uk