Recent Wishes

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 [...]

Toby’s Magical Harry Potter Tour

A very excited Toby and his brothers!

Seven-year-old Toby recently had his dearest wish to visit the Harry Potter Studios granted by Starlight. In May 2014, Toby was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rare cancer of the lymphatic system. Whilst undergoing chemotherapy, Toby spent five months living in the hospital and was unfortunately left blind after the disease damaged his optic nerves. [...]

Caragh’s Poptastic Wish

Picture perfect pop stars!

Nine-year-old Caragh was born with undetected kidney problems which led to Bacterial Meningitis when she was just six weeks old and in 2014, she was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, a condition that limits the kidney’s ability to function. As a result of her condition, Caragh has to take a high dose of steroids and immuno-supressants. [...]

Amy’s Dolphin Dream Comes True

Amy with dolphin

Twenty-year-old Amy recently had her dearest wish to swim with dolphins granted by Starlight. In May 2013 at the age of seventeen, Amy was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma.  Since then, she has had to endure several bouts of medical treatment including the EURO EWING 99 Trial, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and a serious operation on her [...]

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