Christmas of Happiness 2012

Joshua has spent the last two Christmas’ in hospital bravely fighting a brain tumour

This Christmas, over 100,000 children will spend time in hospital… for some, it will be their last.

At Starlight, we believe that every child deserves to have a happy Christmas.

So let’s make this The Starlight Christmas of Happiness for brave children fighting serious or terminal illness across the UK.

It’s been a long and painful journey for seven-year old Joshua from Suffolk, which is why Starlight thinks he and his family all deserve a special treat this Christmas.  With your help, we can grant Joshua’s greatest wish of all; a magical trip to visit the real Father Christmas in snowy Lapland!  Read Joshua’s full story including the time one of Santa’s Elves stopped by to invite him to Lapland.

How you can help Joshua and others like him this Christmas

There are two great ways you can help desperately ill children like Joshua this Christmas.

Everyone who makes a donation will be invited to download a Starlight Star Christmas decoration (see left) to hang on your Christmas tree as a reminder of your kind support.

If you have decided to do your Christmas shopping on-line this year, there’s a fantastic new way to turn your ‘clicks’ into smiles being promoted by Starlight Ambassador, Bill Nighy.  Give as you Live for Starlight is a simple way to donate to Starlight while you shop on-line, at no extra cost to you! Thousands of retailers have signed up, all of which make a donation to Starlight every time you shop with them on-line. Start shopping for Starlight today and help bring some light into seriously ill children’s lives this Christmas. Click Give as you Live for Starlight to see how it works.

Let’s all make this a huge Christmas of Happiness for all the 100,000 children who will be in hospital this Christmas and let them all smile – once again.

YOU could make ALL the difference.