Kimberley (10) was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009. She has endured major surgery and intensive chemotherapy, spending many months away from school and in hospital.
Kimberley’s mum said: ”Kimberley is such a happy girl who has had part of her childhood snatched away. When we heard that Starlight that could help us grant Kimberley’s greatest wish – to be a mounted police woman – we got in touch straight away.”
Starlight arranged for Kimberly and her family to travel to London, with Kimberley unaware it was to have her dream fulfilled. First stop was a unique meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner at the famous Scotland Yard. Kimberley’s jaw dropped when she realised her wish was coming true! At a special ceremony, the commissioner presented Kimberley with her very own uniform, made for her trip to the mounted police headquarters at Imber Court.
“I have never been so surprised and happy! The commissioner was so lovely and I can’t believe how much planning has been going on with my mum and dad, the police and Starlight! I love my uniform and can’t wait to wear it when we go to visit the horses tomorrow,” she exclaimed.
Kimberley spent the next day at Imber Court, riding and working with the horses of the mounted police. She also met some of the police dogs and puppies before finally being awarded her very own horseshoe as a souvenir of her magical day!
For one last treat, Starlight arranged for animal-loving Kimberley to feed a giraffe at London Zoo before the family headed home, with precious memories and photos of a wish come true.