Media Coverage

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 [...]

Abigail’s high note at the Last Night of the Proms

Abigail with BBC Symphony Orchestra trumpeters Martin Hurrell, Joseph Atkins and Alan Thomas

Talented trumpeter Abigail has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus.  She wished to rehearse with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for The Last Night of the Proms and with the help of the Orchestra, Starlight arranged for Abigail and her parents to attend the rehearsals [...]

Strictly stars scoop the All Star Mr & Mrs jackpot for Starlight!

Karen and Kevin All Star Mr and Mrs

Starlight Ambassadors Karen and Kevin Clifton proved that they really are the perfect match by answering the most correct answers on ITV’s All Star Mr & Mrs and winning £30,000 for Starlight! The star couple matched five out of six answers in the paddle round, and Karen correctly answer three tricky questions about Kevin, which were [...]

Harry’s hug from his hero Lewis Hamilton

Lewis hugs Harry

Five-year-old Harry has Late Infantile Battens Disease, an extremely rare neurodegenerative disorder. Harry loves watching F1 and shouts ‘Go go go’whenever he hears Lewis Hamilton’s voice on the TV. Starlight arranged for him to meet his F1 hero at the Mercedes garage where Lewis affectionately hugged Harry and carried him around. Read more about Harry’s wish [...]

Nadia gets in a spin for Starlight!

Happy spinners

For most people one spinning class is enough but not for wish mum Nadia who held a gruelling nine hour spinathon to raise funds for Starlight and the Starr Trust. Nadia wanted to give something back to Starlight after the charity granted her daughter, Daisy’s, wish to go to Lapland and meet Santa at the [...]

Ace busking for Starlight!

Ace busks for Starlight

Nine-year-old Ace Manthey, who suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, has recently taken to the streets to raise money for Starlight by busking with his sister Sky, aged 12.

Starlight goes to Downing Street!

Downing Street Christmas Party

For a fourth year, Starlight was selected to benefit from the Children’s Christmas Party at No. 11 Downing Street.

Joseph’s wish to have his book published comes true!

Joseph Wills' Starlight Wish

On Monday, 17 June Starlight will grant Joseph’s once-in-a-lifetime wish to have his book, The World published!

Caitlin’s duet with the nation’s favourite tenor, Alfie Boe

Caitlin's Starlight Wish

Ever since Caitlin saw Alfie Boe play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in 2011, she has been his biggest fan! Caitlin’s wish was to sing with Alfie and Starlight arranged for her to meet her hero in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. Together they sung Tell Me It’s Not True, which was a dream come true for Caitlin!

Jake takes to the slopes with Starlight!

Jake's snowboarding Starlight Wish

Sport-enthusiast Jake decided that a snowboarding adventure in the Alps with his family would be the perfect escape from the daily routine of medication, physiotherapy and hospital visits. The trip was a dream come true for the family and Jake was a natural on the slopes!

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