Starlight Wish Granting

One wish – endless possibilities…

A wish come trueAt a time when it may feel like there is little to look forward to, Starlight is there to grant a seriously or terminally ill child their greatest wish, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and creating happy memories for the whole family to share and cherish, whatever the future holds.

Each wish is different because young minds are so imaginative and creative. Search the wishes and dreams, and you’ll see… whatever the wish, Starlight makes it happen!

Happily some 70% of Starlight children go on to get better and often doctors and parents say that the excitement and anticipation of the child’s wish was the turning point for their recovery.

You can put a child forward for a magical wish simply by completing our wish referral form.

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...

Abigail's high note at the Last Night of the Proms

Talented trumpeter Abigail

Abigail has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food. As well as having daily physiotherapy and taking medication, Abigail has developed he...

Jake's fish supper with Rick Stein

Jake and Rick Stein

Keen angler Jake wished to meet and cook with chef Rick Stein. Starlight arranged for Jake to meet Rick at his flagship seafood restaurant in Padstow. The two spent a fish filled afternoon together, first selecting what to cook in Stein's Fisheries ...

George meets his music hero Wiz Khalifa

George meets Wiz Khalifa

Eighteen-year-old George was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and wished to meet American rapper Wiz Khalifa. Wiz's music has been a huge inspiration to George throughout his treatment. Starlight organised for George and his girlfrien...

Summer-Louise becomes a zookeeper for the day

Summer-Louise makes friends on her wish!

Seven-year-old Summer-Louise suffered from intestinal failure as a baby and relies heavily on medication to manage her condition. Summer-Louise is a huge animal lover and hopes to become a zookeeper when she's older.  Summer-Louise wished to give h...

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