Making time for seriously ill children to play has never been needed more

Making time for seriously ill children to play has never been needed more

Our Mission

We are the national children’s charity that exists to champion the importance of play and defend every seriously ill child’s right to it. We do this through our hospital play and distraction services, and our programme of Starlight events and experiences. We support children, families and health professionals to make moments of escape for those who need it most. 

Donate to Starlight

Donate to Starlight

Your donation will help Starlight support seriously ill children in the UK
Frequency
30.00

Could help Starlight deliver a pantomime for children in hospital

£

How you can help

However you want to support seriously ill children and their families, we’re here to make your life as easy as possible. Thinking about making a regular donation? Or taking on a fundraising challenge? Or including a gift in your will? Whatever you’ve got in mind, we’re here for you. We can only do what we do thanks to people like you.

How you can help

The Starlight Boost Boxes are fantastic for children visiting our unit. During the recent pandemic, where most toys have been removed from the waiting areas, the individual items such as crayons and colouring books have been particularly useful to give out to patients to relieve boredom.

How we help
Providing play

How we help

For over 30 years, we’ve helped children and families find hope after a child is diagnosed with a serious illness. Today, the support we offer has never been needed more; from Isolation Packs to safely provide items to distract and delight children in hospital to hosting virtual parties to entertain and keep children connected with othersIt could be a bottle of bubbles or a life changing experience; but it all comes down to helping kids carry on being kids. 

Boost Boxes
Boost Boxes

When nurses need to cheer up a child in hospital, they reach for a Starlight Boost Box. But what’s inside?

Hospital services
Hospital services

We are here to help hospitalised children be themselves and feel less alone

Fundraising
Fundraising

Our fundraising pack is full of fun, easy moneymaking ideas. Download yours and start planning today.

How you can help
How you can help

The many ways you can help us protect play for seriously ill children.

Take on a challenge
Take on a challenge

Love to hike or bike? Always fancied skydiving? Challenge yourself this year and change children’s lives.

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