12/04/2011 – Starlight: For The Children, Channels 5’s TV series about the charity, seems to have struck a real chord with many of you out there – so much so that here in the wish granting department, we have seen the number of very poorly children put forward for wishes almost triple since the series went to air!
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has put forward a seriously ill child for a Starlight Wish. It’s great to think that the magic of a wish will touch so many children and their families.
We’ve also been amazed by the incredibly kind offers of help we’ve received too, from the loan of holiday villas in exotic places to help creating posters to entertainment for children’s parties!
Of course, every success brings its own set of challenges! We are now squaring up to the task of increasing donations to enable us to grant all these wishes and this is another way that you may be able to help Starlight. If you would like to make a donation, please use our online donation form or call us on 020 7262 2881 and help us to bring smiles to poorly children across the UK.
Remember, anyone can put a child with a serious illness forward for a Starlight Wish and the process is very simple. It’s just a short form you can complete online or download and send to us. To be eligible for a Starlight wish, children need to be:
1. 4 -18 years old (inclusive)
2. Suffering from a life-threatening illness or life-shortening illness
3. Able to choose and communicate (verbally or non-verbally) their greatest wish for themselves
4. UK resident
N.B. If the child has already had a wish granted (by another organisation), they are sadly not eligible
If you want to put a child forward for a wish but you’re not sure about any of the above, please give us a call to discuss on 020 7262 2881.
Thank you so much for your support.
Very best wishes
Head of Wish Granting