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Storytellers entertain young patients at Newham University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 April 2018

Ali Ghufran, one, and his mother Ahshan Khan are joined by the cast of ‘Starlight Storytellers’ at Newham University Hospital’s Rainbow Centre. Picture: Barts Health

Ali Ghufran, one, and his mother Ahshan Khan are joined by the cast of ‘Starlight Storytellers’ at Newham University Hospital’s Rainbow Centre. Picture: Barts Health

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Young patients enjoyed a fairytale treat when a performing arts group visited Newham University Hospital.

The children and their families watched a show by Starlight Storytellers, which featured a combination of popular stories The Wizard of Oz, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.

Hamera Elahi, healthcare play specialist at the Rainbow Centre, said: “All the children had an amazing time watching the show and the songs were great.

“This was the first time we have had the storytellers’ production on the ward and it got all the children out of their beds and enjoying themselves.”

The four performers to visit the Glen Road, Plaistow hospital tour children’s wards around the country, aiming to bringing a smile to the faces of sick youngsters.

The tour is organised by Starlight Children’s Foundation, a charity which grants wishes to children suffering from a life-threatening illness.

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