Spreading some Starlight
The Starlight Children’s Foundation provides support services to children who are seriously ill or hospitalized. In WA, Starlight reaches over 30,000 children and families annually via programs including the Starlight Express Van Outreach Service, Starlight Children’s TV channel and the Starlight Express Room at Princess Margaret Hospital.
A recent Lotterywest Grant will go towards equipment to fit out the Starlight Express Room at the new Children’s Hospital. The grant will help set up audio visual entertainment systems, electronic games, broadcasting and arts area and information technology to respond to different needs for age groups, personalities and health conditions.
The area is a treatment free zone for children to play socialize, relax and have fun away from the wards during their stay in hospital.