The Starlight Children’s Foundation celebrated the official opening of its brand new Starlight Express Room yesterday at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

The Starlight Express room is a medical-free space, where children and their families can have a break from the tiresome cycle of medical treatment and engage in distractive therapies. Starlight Chief Executive Officer Louise Baxter says, “it’s a warm and welcoming place for children and their families to play and interact with Captain Starlight and enjoy much-needed time together during treatment, helping to lift their spirits when they need it most.”

Starlight ambassadors Mick Fanning and Libby Trickett attended the opening along with Starlight luminary Kieren Perkins. The opening night was a great success, and guests are excited to see the new facility in full use, helping hospitalised children and their families.

Images by Tahlia Moloney