James and the Giant…buildings!

A young lad from Nelson in Lancashire has had his dearest wish granted to go up to the top of the tallest buildings in London granted.

James Cable (17) suffers from a complex medical condition called Jobs syndrome which he was diagnosed with in 1995, this very serious condition means that James has severe lung disease, severe scoliosis, mobile flat feet, clubbed fingers, primary immune deficiency and IGG subclass 2 deficiency.  He is on oxygen for 16 hours a day and is wheelchair dependant for long distances. Despite all this James always stays positive and has a great many interests including tall buildings and music, he even managed to pass his exams last year at Pendle Community High and is looking forward to going to college.
As soon as Starlight heard about all the James had to go through along with the usual trials and tribulations of being a teenager they were determined to grant his dearest wish.  Starlight contacted the three biggest landmark buildings in London who were more than happy to help make brave James’ dreams come true. To go up the tallest buildings in London!
The dream began as James and his mum, dad and sisters Hayir (11) and Margaret (15) arrived at their beautiful hotel in the heart of London, the family had a relaxing time enjoying the hotels facilities before their big adventure the next day – the family went to the Gherkin and Canary Wharf in the morning, where they were treated like royalty and went right up to the top floor to see across the whole of London. The day climaxed at the Building 42 as James and his family sipped champagne and ate canapés as they looked down on the London as the sun set. Starlight even made sure the family had a slap up meal in the evening and some expenses for London shopping the next day – where James bought some music decks to pursue his interest in music
Andrew Cable, James Dad said:
“We had the most fantastic time, James has always loved tall buildings and this really was a dream come true for all of us! We all loved London, in fact James has now decided that he wants to live there. Starlight did an exceptional job and all the extras that were included were fantastic.”
Peter Merrett, General Manager of Tower 42 commented:
“James’ passion for tall buildings is obvious and we really enjoyed taking him to the top of Tower 42! The Starlight Children’s Foundation does unbelievable work for such a good cause and so needless to say we were absolutely delighted to have been able to play a part in helping grant James’ wish.”


Contact: Henny Breakwell
Email: henny@starlight.org.uk
Tel: 020 7262 2881 #231
Starlight grants a once-in-a-lifetime wish for seriously and terminally ill children, restoring the magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.

Starlight also creates entertainment in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK. Sick children go to Starlight parties, laugh their way through pantomimes, go out on Starlight Escapes, play games and watch films on the Starlight Fun Centre, and enjoy the toys and puzzles of the Starlight Distraction Box. Happy children respond better to treatment and Starlight helps children to forget about their illness and simply have a bit of fun.

You can make a donation online or by calling us on 020 7262 2881. For every £1 you donate, Starlight can assure you that 88p goes towards helping very ill children. To refer a child for a wish, simply complete our wish referral form.