Recent Wishes

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 [...]

Hannah hits the slopes

Hannah on her Starlight Wish

Hannah is fighting osteosarcoma of the pelvis, a form of bone cancer. Throughout her treatment, Hannah has remained incredibly positive and determined to keep doing the things she loves. Hannah has many fond memories of skiing with her family and it was her greatest wish to ski again with her family at her favourite Austrian [...]

Rhianna’s Disney Princess Ball

Happy faces!

Nine-year-old Rhianna was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2015 and has since undergone neurosurgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Rhianna has been incredibly brave throughout her treatment and her positive attitude and wonderful sense of humour keeps everyone smiling around her! Starlight was delighted to grant Rhianna’s wish to have her very own Disney princess [...]

Life’s a beach for Harry

Harry watches the sunset

Ten-year-old Harry has renal failure and has to take daily medication and eat a heavily regulated diet to manage his condition. Starlight granted Harry’s wish to go snorkelling in the Maldives where, to his delight, he saw a baby shark and all the fish from Finding Nemo. Since coming back from his wish, Harry has [...]

Rosemary’s Six Nations glory

Rosie and her mum

Rugby fan Rosemary is fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her wish was to watch the Six Nations England vs. Wales match at Twickenham Stadium. Starlight was delighted to grant Rosemary’s wish last Saturday with sincere thanks to a number of our supporters.

Charlie meets his Man City heroes

Charlie and Oliver with Vincent Kompany

Sports fan Charlie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was three-years-old and had to have 1,500 shots of chemotherapy as well as blood and platelet transfusions to fight the cancer. Starlight granted Charlie’s wish to meet the Man City football team and Charlie met all of his favourite players inlcuding Sergio Agüero, Vincent [...]

Archie meets Stephen Fry

Archie and Stephen

Seventeen-year-old Archie wished to meet his idol and Starlight Ambassador, Stephen Fry. Starlight arranged for Archie to meet Stephen at the enchanting Café Royal Hotel. The two chatted over afternoon tea and Archie had to pinch himself to check that it was really happening! After meeting Stephen, the family went to London’s West End to [...]

Ann’s Audience with Pope Francis

His Holiness gives Ann and her family a special gift

Ann was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in October 2013.  It was her greatest wish to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. On Ash Wednesday, Starlight arranged for Ann and her family to attend an audience with His Holiness and a Papal Mass in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Here’s the special moment they met!

Timmy meets his Seahawks heroes


Nine-year-old Timmy from Chelmsford was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in August 2014 and had to undergo multi-agent, intensive chemotherapy to fight the cancer. He handled his diagnosis exceptionally well and is thankfully now in remission. His mum, Maggie, said “Timmy braved his diagnosis like no one I’ve ever know. There [...]

Starlight children visit Father Christmas in Lapland!

Starlight Lapland wish trip

In December, Starlight took a group of seriously ill children to Lapland on a magical Christmas adventure to meet the real Father Christmas. The trip was a wonderful escape for the brave children and their families. During their stay, the families enjoyed breathtaking rides through the forest on a sleigh pulled by a team of [...]

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