Recent Wishes

Starlight’s work in Hammersmith

Starlight is a national charity that works on a local level. We grant wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and teenagers in Hammersmith. We also work with hospitals in the Hammersmith area, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital, to provide a year-round entertainment programme. These programmes aim to improve a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tyler’s Star Wars Bedroom Makeover

Tyler in his new room

Twelve-year-old Tyler wished to have a bedroom makeover to turn his room into a cool space where he can play video games, relax and hang out with his friends. Tyler is a big Star Wars fan so Starlight arranged for a very special mural of a Stormtrooper to be painted on one of his bedroom [...]

Gabrielle meets Princess Elsa

Princess Elsa and Gabrielle share a laugh

Gabrielle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February 2014 when she was just three years old and endured two years of daily chemotherapy, two operations and 13 lumber punctures. Starlight granted Gabrielle’s wish to meet Princess Elsa in Disney World, Florida. Describing the moment the two met, Gabrielle’s mum, Judith, said, “Suddenly there was [...]

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