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Panto fun cheers up young hospital patients on Starfish ward at Watford General Hospital
Children on Starfish ward at Watford Hospital had their morning brightened by a summer pantomime performance of Sleeping Beauty.
The pantomime was arranged by the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.
Helen Peck, a play specialist (a member of the team who uses play to help the children manage fear or pain) on Starfish ward, said: "It is well known that entertainment and play can significantly improve the experience a child has in hospital and that it helps to distract them from their illness and treatment.
"Starlight is a fantastic charity and each year we look forward to seeing the summer panto and the fun and laughter it brings our young patients."
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