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.

Mermaid Shannon's magical tail

Shannon's mermaid wish

Sixteen-year-old Shannon has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an extremely painful disorder of the connective tissue which can result in bone breakages and join dislocations. Shannon has always dreamed of becoming a mermaid and adores Ariel from Disney's The...

Princess Rosie's royal day out

Princess Rosie rides through London in a horse drawn carriage

Eleven-year-old Rosie was born with Tetraplegic Cerebral Palsy and needs 24-hour care.  Starlight granted Rosie's wish to be a princess for the day and ride in a horse drawn carriage. [wpvp_flowplayer src=

Lights, camera, action: Dani goes on set in paradise

Dani meets Kris Marshall, Josephine Jobert and Danny John-Jules

Eighteen-year-old Dani suffers from severe epilepsy and has had to undergo major brain surgery to help manage her condition. Dani wished be in an episode of Death in Paradise, a BBC Drama about criminal investigations on the Caribbean paradise islan...

Luke lunches with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

Luke's Apple poster

Ten-year-old technology enthusiast Luke has cystic fibrosis. Starlight granted Luke’s wish to meet Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak and flew him and his family to San Francisco to explore the sights and meet the tech-legend and his wife, Janet for lun...

Ffion meets the lemurs


Six-year-old Ffion from Berkshire adores animals, especially sea lions and hippos! Ffion's Starlight wish was to 'be a zoo keeper for the day'. Starlight arranged a magical excursion to Wingham Wildlife Park , where Ffion was able to feed the animals! She loved the "funny and kind" ring-tailed lemurs.

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