Christmas arrived early on the children’s ward at East Surrey Hospital this week (23) when the Starlight Children’s Foundation took to the stage to perform Sleeping Beauty for some of the hospital’s youngest patients.
The pantomime brought a sprinkle of Christmas magic to Outwood ward as the children followed the adventures of Fairy Nuff, the Princess Aurora and her handsome Prince Hero and the talented actors danced and sang for their enthusiastic audience of patients, their families and the staff.
Nina Lawrence, play specialist for Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital in Earslwood, said: “Every year we look forward to the arrival of Starlight’s Christmas panto. It’s always a really engaging show and a wonderful escape for our young patients. Play is proven to significantly improve a poorly child’s hospital experience and the show is a fantastic distraction from any pain they might be feeling as a result of their illness.”