Events

A past Starlight EventStarlight holds fantastic fundraising events every year and is involved in some iconic London and UK events. There are often opportunities to volunteer as well as to attend the events, so check out the listings below to see what’s coming up.

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact our fundraising team to register your interest on 020 7262 2881 or send us an email.

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The Hyde Park Cabbies Tennis Challenge

Hyde Park Tennis Event for Starlight

Organised by Tennis in the Sun, the Hyde Park Cabbies Tennis Challenge will be raising funds for Starlight.

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Starlight Escape - Night at the Musuem

For the latest Starlight Escape, we were able to take a group of seriously and terminally ill children to an exclusive and pre-release screening of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB. The screening, which was held on Wednesday 17th December, was hosted by Twentieth Century Fox and Starlight for the children at a private cinema in central Lond...

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Starlight Shooting Challenge 2015 at Highclere Castle

The Starlight Shooting Challenge at Highclere Castle (TV's Downton Abbey) takes place on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Thirty teams of four guns will shoot 800 'birds' over five simulated game drives each replicating different species of game birds over the 7,000 acre Highclere Estate.

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Easter fun at The Roof Gardens!

The Roof Gardens in Kensington hosted Starlight’s magical Easter Escape on Monday 30th March. The Easter event provided an afternoon of games and entertainment, bringing fun and laughter (and of course lots of Easter eggs!) to seriously and terminally ill children and their families. Taking over the Spanish Garden were garden games for all the fam...

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The sky’s the limit at Starlight’s 19th annual Popham Escape Day

Starlight’s 19th annual Popham Escape Day gave over 1,100 seriously and terminally ill children and their families a very special day out. Children and their families enjoyed the exhilaration of  flying in light aircraft, helicopters and hovercraft and being driven round the airfield in sports cars and on motorbikes! A massive thank you to ...

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Starlight wish children join Spud to celebrate his birthday

A group of Starlight wish children helped Starlight Ambassador and TNA wrestler Rockstar Spud celebrate his birthday by joining him on the London leg of the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 UK Tour on Saturday 30th January. The children and their families attended a pre-show birthday party for Spud at The SSE Arena, Wembley, organised by Starlight. Other gues...

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Tickets to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Be the first to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 3D at the Leicester Square IMAX on Friday 18th November at 8pm! Tickets for this special screening are priced at £50pp which includes complimentary popcorn, a bottle of water and hire of 3D glasses. £25 from each ticket sale will be donated directly to Starlight to help give sick...

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Twentieth Century Fox treat Starlight kids to TROLLS

Twentieth Century Fox and Starlight treated thirteen seriously ill children and their families to an exclusive screening of DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS at a private cinema in central London. TROLLS is a film about finding your happy place, no matter who you are or how old you are and it certainly put a smile on the young guests and their famil...

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Past Events

Malone Souliers

Starlight is delighted to announce a new partnership with Malone Souliers. The exclusive shoe brand is selling a range of shoes for Starlight via their website and selected retail outlets. When you purchase a pair of these shoes, Malone Souliers generously donate 50% of the profits from the sale of your shoes to Starlight.

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The sky’s the limit at Starlight’s 19th annual Popham Escape Day

Starlight’s 19th annual Popham Escape Day gave over 1,100 seriously and terminally ill children and their families a very special day out. Children and their families enjoyed the exhilaration of  flying in light aircraft, helicopters and hovercraft and being driven round the airfield in sports cars and on motorbikes! A massive thank you to ...

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Fun down on the farm at Starlight's Summer Party!

On Thursday 23rd July, Starlight’s annual Summer Party at Belmont Children’s Farm in North London gave over 800 seriously and terminally ill children and their families the chance to escape hospital and their treatment and enjoy a magical day out in the country in London! Even bigger and better than last year, the Starlight Summer Party had a ...

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Ahoy, me hearties! Pirate themed escape brings joy to children and adults alike

Starlight’s pirate-themed boating escape at The Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club on Saturday 20th June gave a group of very poorly children and their families a much needed dose of fun and laughter. In its third year, Starlight’s Boating Escape was even bigger and better than the previous years’. It gave the children a chance to escape hospital...

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Nadia gets in a spin for Starlight!

For most people one spinning class is enough but not for wish mum Nadia who held a gruelling nine hour spinathon to raise funds for Starlight and the Starr Trust. Nadia wanted to give something back to Starlight after the charity granted her daughter, Daisy’s, wish to go to Lapland and meet Santa at the end of last year. She explains, “Dais...

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Starlight children go sky high at Popham Escape

Starlight's 18th annual Escape at Popham Airfield on Wednesday 13th August was bigger and better than ever, with 400 seriously and terminally ill children enjoying a magical out with their families.

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Author Michelle Harrison brings Starlight Storytellers to Basildon Hospital

Award-winning author Michelle Harrison recently visited young patients at Basildon Hospital as part of Starlight Storytellers.

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Great Head Walk in aid of Starlight

Elior's Great Head Walk raises £6,000

The first ever Great Head Walk saw 60 hardy volunteers in wacky headwear complete an amazing 500 miles around a special course in At‐Bristol's Millennium Square to raise funds for Starlight.

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Starlight shines at The Racecourse Newbury

The annual Starlight Charity Race Day at The Racecourse Newbury was a huge success, with over £154,000 raised during the day.

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Starlight Grand Prix Golf Day

F1™ stars tee off at Surbiton Golf Club for Starlight

On Monday 28th April, nine 4‐ball teams enjoyed a brilliant day of sport at Surbiton Golf Club to raise funds for Starlight at the first ever Starlight Grand Prix Golf Day. The event, which was sponsored by Peter Earle Wealth Management, was attended by guests including Sky F1’s David Croft and current F1™ driver Max Chilton.

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The Starlight 12 Days of Christmas Run 2013

Dig out your Christmas fancy dress outfit, put on your running shoes, and come and join in the fun in Canary Wharf!

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Teeing off to grant Starlight wishes

On Wednesday 16th October, Starlight hosted its first official Golf Masters Competition at the spectacular Moor Park Golf Club.

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Gian completes the Tough Mudder Challenge!

A big thank you to Gian Aulum who took part in the Tough Mudder Challenge on 5 October 2013.

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Royal Parks runners bring Starlight to seriously ill children!

On Sunday 6th October, 100 heroic runners took to London’s Royal Parks to complete the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for Starlight.

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Wasps Legends support Starlight!

Trustees of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation present Starlight with a cheque for a fantastic £30,000!

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National Play in Hospital Week Competition opens!

A competition celebrating '50 Years of Play in Hospital' is now open!

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Charity Polo Day at Cirencester Park Polo Club

Charity Polo Day in Aid of Starlight

On Sunday 7th July, a charity polo day in aid of Starlight was held at Cirencester Park Polo Club for the final of the Queen Mother Trophy.

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National Play in Hospital Week 2013

Play In Hospital Week 2013

This year’s NAHPS National Play in Hospital Week will be taking place from 14th – 20th October.

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Starlight's Summer Party at Belmont Farm

Geri Halliwell and Starlight bring sunshine to seriously and terminally ill children with Summer Party at Belmont Children's Farm

Starlight recently hosted a wonderful summer party at Belmont Children’s Farm in North London for over 250 seriously and terminally ill children and their families.

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Freddie swims the channel!

Freddie’s Solo English Channel Swim Success!

On Monday 15 July, Freddie Florin successfully crossed the English Channel in a solo swim in an amazing time of 14 hours, 30 minutes and 31 seconds!

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Pure Search cycle ride for Starlight

Pure Search London to Paris cycle ride for Starlight!

After months of training, preparation and fundraising, the Pure Search London to Paris cycling team arrived triumphant under the Eiffel Tower on 20th April!

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Moor Park

Invitation to Starlight Golf Masters 2013 at Moor Park

Starlight will host it's first official Golf Masters Competition at spectacular Moor Park, one of the UK's premier golf clubs, to raise funds to grant once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

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Superhero Run 2013

Starlight's Superheros!

On Sunday 19 May, 25 of Starlight’s wonderful fundraisers donned superhero outfits for the annual Superhero Run in Regents Park.

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Laterooms.com Charity Day

Laterooms.com does Eurovision for Starlight

Laterooms.com, a long-term corporate supporter of Starlight, recently held a Eurovision-themed charity day at its Manchester Head Office.

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Virgin London Marathon 2013

Starlight Virgin London Marathon runners raise £92,000 to help bring smiles to poorly children

A huge CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Starlight runners on completing this year’s London Marathon and raising a breathtaking £92,000 to help bring smiles to poorly children!

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Zumba 99

Vic's Zumba 99 in aid of Starlight!

Following on from the success of last year's charity Zumbathon, this year Victoria Lewis stepped it up a bit further, arranging a 99 minute high-energy Zumba event for Starlight.

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Starlight Summer Rosé Wine Tasting 2013

An evening of exceptional rosé, delicious food, sparkling company, wonderful music and glorious art – all in support of Starlight.

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Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon 2013

Starlight team celebrates success at Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon

On Sunday 3rd March, a fantastic group of runners took on the gruelling 13.1 mile Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon to raise funds for Starlight. Proudly wearing their yellow Starlight t-shirts, they all went the extra mile to bring fun, laughter and happiness to Starlight’s seriously and terminally ill children.

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The Monaco Grand Prix or a dream holiday at Blue Waters Antigua - the choice is yours with the Have a Heart Appeal 2013

Bid live on air this Friday, 1 March on Heart FM for the chance of a VIP trip of a lifetime to the Monaco Grand Prix or a luxury trip to Blue Waters, Antigua.

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Highclere - Starlight Shooting Challenge

Join the Starlight Shooting Challenge at Highclere Castle 2013

You and your friends are invited to the annual Starlight Shooting Challenge at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) on Monday, 3 June 2013. The best simulated game shooting day in the UK.

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Charity Day at Elior

Elior holds charity day in aid of Starlight

The team at Elior beat the January blues by holding a charity day for Starlight inspired by Corrie's very own Hilda Ogden. The cleaning department donned traditional tabards (aprons), hair rollers and head scarves for the day and raised a fantastic £510 for Starlight!

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Bake-a-Wish Logo

Have a Heart Appeal 2013

Join the Have a Heart Appeal 2013 and 'Bake a Wish' to make a wish come true for a seriously or terminally ill child.

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Jon Culshaw wins £25,000 for Starlight on Millionaire

Did you see Jon Culshaw play Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for Starlight? On Tuesday, 8 January Jon Culshaw played the nation's favourite big-money quiz to raise funds for Starlight and managed to win an incredible £25,000! Jon was joined in the one-off celebrity special by Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford and Dragons' Den inv...

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Maids-A-Milking Peel Hunt

Olympians Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie join Starlight's 12 Days of Christmas

At 12:12pm on 12 December 2012, Olympians Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie joined hundreds of festive runners to complete a 1.2 mile course around the Canary Wharf business and shopping district to help Starlight bring fun, laughter and distraction to seriously and terminally ill children this Christmas.

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Starlight Christmas of Happiness Logo

12 Days of Christmas Fun Run

Starlight needs festive runners to take part in The 12 Days of Christmas fun run to help bring Christmas magic to sick children stuck in hospital during December.

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M. Hulot's Holiday

M. Hulot's Holiday

Watch a special screening of the film, M. Hulot's Holiday, at Burton Bradstock Town Hall on Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm.

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TudorOak Invitation

Tudor Oak Event in Aid of Starlight

For an exclusive foundation event in aid of the great work being undertaken by Starlight Children’s Foundation. Join us for drinks and canapés and view Tudor Oak classic children’s furniture and Woodright Kids collections as well as our Traditional and Revival ranges.

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Paul Hartshorn on the first of his seven ultra marathons in aid of Starlight

Congratulations to Paul as he completes his first Ultra Run in aid of Starlight

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Hartshorn, who completed his first ultra marathon in Ripon at the weekend. An ultra marathon is 35 miles in length and Paul plans to run seven of them in total, finishing with a 60 mile coast trail run.

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Apply for a Starlight Christmas Party here

A sprinkle of Starlight Christmas Magic ...

Book your Starlight Christmas party now! Book your Starlight Christmas party now - at absolutely no cost to you - and bring fun and laughter to your young patients. We can provide funding for food and entertainment for your party, such as magicians, theatre groups or face painters. If the children on your ward are slightly older, we can fund craf...

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In training for next year ...

Costain Skanska cycles for Starlight!

A 48 strong group from The Costain Skanska Joint Venture project team, who have been contracted to build Crossrail’s new Paddington station, has completed a gruelling charity cycle along the new Crossrail route for Starlight.

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Lottie's Tree gig

Lottie's Tree gig in aid of Starlight

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Rusty on the road

Rusty's Road Trip

Rusty is a 1996 Ford Probe, which has been themed to look like the Disney character Lightning McQueen from the film 'Cars'. He was built to enter the Barcelona Bangers Rally but Rusty has also been busy raising money for Starlight on one epic road trip .... In 11 days, Rusty (and owners Jackie and Nigel) travelled over 3030 miles, they visited fiv...

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Drawing Competition

National Play in Hospital Week Drawing Competition

Starlight and NAHPS (National Association of Hospital Play Staff) are delighted to launch the National Play in Hospital week drawing competition.

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Stageworks Broadway

Stageworks presents Insane About Broadway

Stageworks are producing a show called Insane About Broadway, the proceeds of which will go to Starlight.

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Tickets for Man’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Join Man to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June as up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames to celebrate The Queen's sixty year reign. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in a Royal Barge as a centrepiece of the flotilla - one of the largest ever assembled on the river.

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The Mayor of Pendle and his wife

The Mayor of Pendle’s Olympic “Going for Gold” Charity Ball 2012

The Mayor of Pendle’s Olympic “Going for Gold” Charity Ball in aid of Starlight will take place in The ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson on Friday 2nd March, 2012.

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Lewis Hamilton at ICAP Charity Day

Stars support Starlight at ICAP Charity Day

10/01/12 - Starlight supporters Lewis Hamilton, Geri Halliwell and Tamara Ecclestone joined together at the recent ICAP Charity Day to help raise funds for Starlight.

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NARPO

Charity Musical Evening on behalf of NARPO for Starlight

A charity musical evening organised by the National Association of Retired Police Officers in aid of Starlight Children's Foundation is to be held on the 20th January 2012, starting at 7.30pm. The venue is Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, Gosport.

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Singer Sophie Lait (16 years old)

Stevenage talent stands up for Starlight

14/11/11 - Stevenage business consultant and long-standing Starlight supporter Terry Lait is bringing together local acts to perform at a very special fundraising evening in Astrium Social Club in aid of Starlight.

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Bill Nighy with Megan, Gracie and Martha Garwood

Bill Nighy and stars turn out for Starlight at world premiere of Arthur Christmas

11/11/11 - A host of stars showed their support for The Starlight Christmas of Happiness by joining the charity and Sony Pictures at the world premiere of family animation film Arthur Christmas.

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