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Starlight makes children's day
SERIOUSLY ill children from Salisbury were given a taste of summer at the 17th annual Starlight Escape day in Popham on Wednesday August 14.
Children were offered a host of once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as flying in aeroplanes, riding around in sports cars and the opportunity to travel in a hovercraft.
The event was organised as part of Starlight’s wider Escape programme and is just one of a number of ways that the charity looks to brighten the lives of children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.
More than 400 seriously and terminally ill children were able to take part in the event.
Among those attending was 13-year-old Jessica Paddock from Old Sarum, who has cystic fibrosis and Bram Nguyen-Vincent, six, from Salisbury who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
The event was the brainchild of Popham Airfield Manager Dick Richardson who was hosting his last Escape day as he is set to retire this year.
Mr Richardson said: “It has been a delight to host this wonderful event with Starlight for many years. Starlight is a fantastic charity and it has been a great pleasure to see firsthand the difference it makes.”
To refer a child to Starlight or to make a donation visit starlight.co.uk.
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