Serious illness can take away so many things that are precious about childhood. When children are diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-shortening illness, we grant personalised Starlight Wishes to bring back the fun and magic of childhood that medial treatment may have taken away.
We’ve helped children meet an astronaut, become a princess, ride in a lifeboat and plenty more. Throughout lockdown Starlight Wishes have been providing some immediate comfort and relief to children in isolation, from hot tubs for children who no longer have access to hydrotherapy classes, to bedroom makeovers that make home confinement more fun.
Help us grant our promised wishes for seriously ill children.
He has had such a tough few years and he is such a lovely strong boy. I would love for him to do something special that he would never forget. I see this as a forever wish – you never know what the future holds but this would be an experience that he can have for the rest of his life.
Wishes for the whole family
Whenever we can, we try to involve parents, brothers and sisters in Starlight Wishes. When a child is seriously ill in hospital, it’s a huge weight on everyone’s mind. It means there’s less time for families to be families. It can put relationships under strain. So we want the whole family to be part of these once-in-a-lifetime days. It’s the perfect way for everyone to share an experience that becomes a treasured memory.