This year’s Starlight Pantomime Robinson Crusoe set sail for Andy's at St Andrew's Hospice on Friday 21 December.

Grimsby is a town noted for its maritime history but there were some nautical visitors of a different kind to Andy's at St Andrew's Hospice before Christmas.

This year’s Starlight Pantomime Robinson Crusoe set sail on its twelve-week adventure across the UK. Oh yes, it has!

The pantomime gives hundreds of children the chance to escape from the reality of treatment into the heroic tales of Crusoe and his nemesis Captain Hogwash.

Starlight's team berthed at Andy's, in the North East Lincolnshire fishing town, on Friday 21 December.

“A big thank you to Starlight Pantomime who visited our young patients," said Sue Ney, Therapeutic Activities Assistant at the hospice.

"They entertained and interacted with all the children and we would like to thank them for bringing a little adventure to us.”

An audience of children and their families cheered for their heroes, booed the dastardly Captain Hogwash, and warmed up their vocal cords with their own versions of Moana, The Greatest Showman and even Baby Shark!

The Pantomime will travel to over 80 hospices and hospitals across the country all through the Christmas period until January.

Whether it is by a bedside, in a waiting room or on the ward floor, the panto team make sure that every child who wants to see Robinson Crusoe and the gang will have a chance to get into the festive spirit!

To find out more about how the Starlight Pantomime and Starlight Storytellers tours bring a dose of fun to children and their carers in hospitals and hospices, visit their site here.

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