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Brentwood: Children enjoy surprise panto at hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:44 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:44 19 August 2013

Imogen Chipperfield, Cally Hines and Rebecca Zukas with the cast of Sleeping Beauty

Imogen Chipperfield, Cally Hines and Rebecca Zukas with the cast of Sleeping Beauty

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Christmas came early for young patients at Basildon University Hospital as they were treated to a surprise panto.

The cast of Starlight Children’s Foundation danced and sang in a performance of Sleeping Beauty for children being treated at the hospital.

Laura Ryan, play specialist at the hospital, said: “Entertainment and play really helps to distract poorly children from their illness and treatment. Starlight is a fantastic charity; we can’t thank them enough for coming along and putting on a great performance.”

Hayley Bryant, who plays Fairy Nuff in Sleeping Beauty, said: “Starlight’s Summer Panto is designed to be really engaging and entertaining for the children and we hope that the performance gave the patients there a good dose of fun.

“From their beaming smiles, it certainly looked as though they were enjoying the show!”


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