Phil Holdcroft is no stranger to taking on strenuous challenges. As an RAF pilot veteran of 17 years with 7 operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan under his belt, he’s used to physically and mentally demanding trials. But nothing could have prepared him for the experience of watching his youngest daughter, Isla, undergo treatment for Leukaemia at just 22 months old.
Throughout her treatment and as she entered remission, Starlight was there for Isla, Phil and their entire family to help distract and entertain Isla as she underwent overwhelming operations. Starlight even took the whole Holdcroft family on a Starlight trip holiday to where Isla met Santa and the family was able to take a break from their everyday worries.