When Little Miss Ava was in hospital she was visited by Captain Starlight (thanks to Erin xx) and she got such a kick out of it. So when I was given the chance to volunteer on one of the Starlight Escapes I jumped at the opportunity.
The Escape was held at Movie World on the Gold Coast and about 65 children and their families were invited (400+ people in total!). The day kicked off at 10am with a private screening of the very cool 4D Shrek Adventure, followed by a morning of rides and entertainment and then an amazing buffet lunch. Afterwards all of the Warner Bros characters turned up for photos - with Batman being the definite favourite with the kids.
I was so impressed with the lengths that the staff at Starlight and the companies that sponsored the escape (Axa and Movie World) went to in order to make sure that the day was really special for the kids and their families. Quite a few of the parents also expressed how overwhelmed they were - especially with the show bags that all of the kids received - which were packed with at least a $100 worth of Movie World goodies!
All in all it was a very rewarding day and something I will hopefully be doing again very soon :)