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Captain Starlight lands in the UK!

Captain Starlight paints with Isla

We are very excited to announce a new in-hospital service, Captain Starlight. The service has been developed to improve the wellbeing of hospitalised children and their siblings through entertainment, play and distraction. Captain Starlights are professional performers who use comedy, acting, art and music to capture a sick child’s imagination and help them through their [...]

Starlight celebrates Christmas at Downing Street!

11 Downing Street Christmas Party

For a sixth year, Starlight was selected by Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer to benefit from the Children’s Christmas Party at No. 11 Downing Street. The young guests enjoyed meeting a host of special guests,including Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, Starlight Ambassador Rupert Grint, Starlight Ambassador Geri Horner, X [...]

Starlight Day

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Get ready for the first annual Starlight Day. #SmileForStarlight Our first national Starlight Day takes place on Friday 1st May with the objective of raising funds and building awareness of Starlight Children’s Foundation, the UK’s largest wish granting charity. There will be Starlight Day volunteers in train stations and shopping centres around the country, handing [...]

Brooke goes to Broadway!

Brooke Evans and her dad Simon in New York

Nineteen-year-old Brooke was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was seventeen. As a result of her condition, she has to undergo intravenous chemotherapy every four weeks as well as take daily medication but in spite of all the challenges she has had to overcome, Brooke just keeps bouncing back. Brooke loves to spend time [...]

Grace’s Happily Ever After

Grace Shaw Disneyland

Six-year-old Grace from Barnsley, South Yorkshire was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis very soon after she was born. As a result of her condition, Grace has to take a huge amount of medication and have regular visits to hospital where she is always hugely brave. Grace has always dreamed of being a real life princess so [...]

Maisie dances her way around London!

Maisie Smith

Nine-year-old Maisie from Eastbourne was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2011. She underwent 27 months of intense chemotherapy in order to make her better and though she had some significant challenges to deal with during this period she showed an amazing level of maturity and bravery. She has been an inspirational young girl throughout [...]

Starlight Escape – Night at the Musuem

Fox staff

For the latest Starlight Escape, we were able to take a group of seriously and terminally ill children to an exclusive and pre-release screening of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB. The screening, which was held on Wednesday 17th December, was hosted by Twentieth Century Fox and Starlight for the children at a [...]

Starlight Christmas Party at 11 Downing Street

Maria and Lauren Platt

For a fifth time Starlight was chosen to benefit from The chancellor of the Exchequer’s Christmas Party at 11 downing Street held on Wednesday 10th December.  The Chancellor, The Rt Hon George Osborne was in festive mood as he and Pixie Lott were there to greet the forty five seriously ill children that attended. There was [...]

Holly’s Starlight zoo wish

Holly Whipsnade

Nine-year-old Holly from Guildford in Surrey Holly was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in November 2013 and is currently on a course of Chemotherapy expecting to last over two years. She recently had her wish of a lifetime to be a zoo keeper for the day at Whipsnade Zoo. Holly loves  animals particularly meerkats and [...]

A special ride for Keir

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Thirteen year old Keir Thompson from Penrith in Cumbria was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was only a few weeks old and his life now revolves around his 6 weekly stays in hospital, endless medication and hours of physiotherapy. He loves fast cars and wished he could go in a Lamborghini, Starlight set about [...]

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