Christmas at Starlight

Christmas at Starlight

Every child needs and deserves to play. But the COVID-19 crisis has made this so much more challenging for seriously ill children in hospital, and at home.

Find out how Starlight will be protecting play this Christmas.

Starlight in Hospitals

Starlight in Hospitals

Children’s wards and hospices across the UK urgently need more toys, books and games for seriously ill children who will be staying with them over the festive period.

It’s our aim to send out 200 Boost Boxes and 150 Distraction Boxes filled with play materials to help keep children of all ages distracted and entertained during their treatment and recovery this Christmas.

Escapes and Treats

After the year we’ve had, surely every seriously ill child deserves to have a Christmas party?

We are working hard to make our Christmas parties and events happen online, bringing fun and laughter to seriously ill children who will miss out on our usual pantomime and storytelling on the wards because of coronavirus restrictions.

Watch this space!

Escapes and Treats
Starlight Wishes

Starlight Wishes

Every child needs and deserves to play. It is absolutely crucial for their social and emotional development. But the COVID-19 crisis has made this so much more challenging for seriously ill children and we have unfortunately had to cancel or delay a number of our Starlight Wishes this Christmas.

We’d like to send some Christmas joy to all of the children who are still patiently waiting for their Starlight Wish and send them a gift; could you buy a gift and help spread a smile for Starlight this Christmas?

It's Time to Play
How you can help

It's Time to Play

This Christmas, 30,000 seriously ill children are in danger of missing out on the chance to play. If a child can’t play during their treatment, the experience can be scary, upsetting and isolating – especially with family visiting times reduced during the pandemic. That’s why we’re determined to make this Christmas special. Will you help us raise £300,000 so that 30,000 seriously ill children and their families get to hear these magic words – it’s time to play.