Christmas cheer from panto stars for sick children

Pantomime stars with parents, relatives and children

Pantomime stars with parents, relatives and children

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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.”