The Chancellor spreads some Christmas cheer at Starlight’s 11 Downing Street party

On Tuesday 13th December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP and Starlight hosted a very special Christmas party at 11 Downing Street for 45 seriously ill children.

The young guests and their families arrived to carols sung by a choir from the Royal College of Music and were joined at the party by a number of high profile guests including British boyband The Vamps, singers John Newman, Beverley Knight and Rebecca Ferguson, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman, two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover and TV’s Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall.

There were lots of activities for the children to take part in including elf pine cone modelling and Christmas bauble decorating. Father Christmas made sure that each child went home with a special gift.