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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 traveled 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.

Captain Starlight meets the biggest Harry Potter fan!

Captain Starlight Lewisham Hospital

Captain Starlight is visiting hospitals and hospices across the UK. Check out what the Captain’s have been up to this week: Captain Starlight landed the Rocket Ship in Lewisham today, and as we entered Bay 3, we had no idea we were about to meet Lucius Malfoy, who had transfigured himself into a boy called Lucas! [...]

Nathan meets his hero Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Saturday

Motorsport fanatic Nathan has sickle cell anaemia and wished to meet his hero Lewis Hamilton. Starlight arranged for Nathan to go to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he met Lewis at the Mercedes garage. Nathan even got to sit in Lewis’ Mercedes F1 car before the title-deciding race! Nathan said: “I was already really [...]

Captain Starlight meets Lego extraordinaire Henry

Captain Starlight and Henry

Captain Starlight is visiting hospitals and hospices across the UK. Check out what the Captain’s have been up to this week: The rocket ship was fueled, the ukulele was tuned and the next stop on Captain Starlight’s UK whirlwind tour, was James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough. We landed the rocket ship, threw on our capes [...]

YUU helps Starlight give children a Happy Christmas


YUU, manufacturers of the award-winning children’s activity backpack the YUUbag, are supporting Starlight by donating £1 from every Christmas bundle sold during 10th November to 24th December. The bundle consists of a YUUbag and six accessories and YUU are offering customers a 20% discount on this. The money raised will help to fund Starlight’s annual [...]

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