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Daniel meets football ace Harry Kane

Amy watches Daniel's mascot moment

Nine-year-old Daniel is fighting a hybrid form of AML and ALL leukaemia, a rare type of cancer of the white blood cells and is currently undergoing a programme of intensive treatment. Daniel loves football and wished to meet his football hero Harry Kane and walk out with him as a mascot at a Tottenham Hotspur’s [...]

Heidi sings Captain Starlight her special song

Heidi and Captain Starlight

Captain Starlight is visiting hospitals and hospices across the UK. Check out what the Captain’s have been up to this week: When Captain Starlight met five-year-old Heidi, things became silly, very quickly. Heidi loves music, singing, and dancing but sometimes singing in front of people gives her stage fright and she feels a little embarrassed when [...]

Emily strikes a pose with TOWIE stars

Emily's TOWIE wish

Thirteen-year-old Emily has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and has undergone chemotherapy to battle the cancer. Emily’s favourite TV show is The Only Way is Essex and it was her dearest wish to meet the cast! Starlight arranged for Emily to go behind the scenes at a photoshoot for the new series. Having been pampered in hair [...]

McLaren and Starlight team up to treat two seriously ill F1 fans

Starlight Wish child Sam with Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso at the launch of the McLaren MCL32

McLaren and Starlight teamed up to treat two seriously ill F1 fans by inviting them to the launch of the McLaren-Honda MCL32 Formula 1 car. Sam, who has Ewing’s sarcoma, and Oliver, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on Christmas Eve in 2012, attended the launch of the McLaren-Honda MCL32 Formula 1 car at [...]

Milosz’s Cuban Car Experience!


Eight-year-old Milosz adores automobiles. He wished to go to Cuba to see the gorgeous classic cars he’d seen on the telly! From basking on the beach, admiring the cars to trying the delicious cuisine, check out  what Milosz and his family got up to…

Phoebe goes behind the scenes at BGT!

Phoebe and Sophie meet the judges

Eight-year-old Phoebe has undergone chemotherapy to fight a Wilms’ tumour. Her favourite show is Britain’s Got Talent and Starlight granted her wish to watch a live episode and meet the judges. Phoebe, her little sister Sophie, mum and dad travelled to London and stayed in a gorgeous hotel- perfectly placed to explore the city’s sights! [...]

Chef Isla’s Delicious Day Out

Isla's chef wish

Five-year-old Isla has intestinal failure and is unable to eat or drink. But despite this, Isla adores cooking and has always dreamed of being a chef. With the help of Peter Joyner, Food Development Director at Elior UK, The Royal Institution in Mayfair, and John Williams, executive chef at The Ritz, Starlight granted Isla’s wish [...]

Father Christmas grants Starlight Wishes in Lapland

Starlight Lapland wish trip

Just before Christmas 29 children and their parents set of to try and find Father Christmas in Lapland. On the magical trip the children and families built snowmen, rode through the forest on a husky drawn sleigh, met the reindeer and, of course, Father Christmas and his elves. Elizabeth, mum of four-year-old Isla who is [...]

The Chancellor spreads some Christmas cheer at Starlight’s 11 Downing Street party

The Chancellor and Starlight Wish child Spike make baubles

On Tuesday 13th December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP and Starlight hosted a very special Christmas party at 11 Downing Street for 45 seriously ill children. The young guests and their families arrived to carols sung by a choir from the Royal College of Music and were joined at the [...]

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas jumper day

It’s Christmas jumper day on Friday 16th December. Wear yours for Starlight and donate £2 to help seriously ill children this Christmas. There are two ways you can donate; by texting “WISH35 £2″ to 70070 or online here.

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