Recent Wishes

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 [...]

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 [...]

Stanley has a blast at the Kennedy Space Center!

Stanley and his family at the Kennedy Space Centre

Stanley was diagnosed with Crouzon Syndrome in infancy. Crouzon Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by the premature fusion of certain skull bones. This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. Stanley has been through, and will continue to go through, invasive surgeries, but he [...]

Zak’s magical trip to Disneyland!

Zak on his Starlight Wish in Disneyland Paris!

Zak has cerebral palsy, a condition that affects muscle control and movement, and hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up on the brain putting pressure on it. Despite his condition, Zak is a very happy, bubbly child who loves to sing, dance, play with his friends. Zak wished to go to Disneyland Paris and meet [...]

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 [...]

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