On Saturday 10th June, 67 seriously ill children and their families enjoyed a very special flying day in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire at Starlight’s Sky High Escape Day.
The event was generously hosted by the Arblaster family of Red House Farm and was attended by seriously and terminally ill children and their families from Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.
This was Starlight’s second Sky High Escape and it was bigger than better than last year! The children enjoyed an exhilarating day of flying in helicopters, topped off by a fifteen minute display from the Blades Aerobatic Team, a group of four former Red Arrow pilots. The Blades performed daring close formation aerobatics much to the delight of the guests.
Today has been absolutely fantastic. Maisie only got out of hospital last week and she has been looking forward to Starlight’s Sky High Day throughout her hospital stay. It’s been brilliant watching Maisie and her brother Hayden carefree, having so much fun.
– Charlotte Skinner, mum of wish child Maisie who has cystic fibrosis
For those who preferred to remain on terra firma there was plenty to keep them entertained. From face painting and glitter tattoos to giant games, fancy dress, meeting the local fire brigade and police, and goofing around with Captain Starlight, it was a jam-packed day! There was also a BBQ and delicious cakes baked by the ladies of Preston Capes to keep the families well fed.
We are well and truly in the festive spirit after our incredible final Starlight Escape of the year. For the 9th year in a row, Starlight teamed up with the team at Number 11 Downing Street to host a magical Christmas party for seriously ill children and their families. The party kicked off outside where 45 children and their families were tre...
Starlight rounded off an amazing summer of fun this week with our biggest Escape of the year at Popham Airfield! Children from local hospitals and hospices and Starlight Wish children, young people and their families took to the skies in helicopter and aeroplane rides for an unforgettable day of adrenaline fuelled action! The fun didn’t s...
The hottest day of the year so far did not stop the fun at Starlight’s annual Summer Party last week! On Thursday 26th July over 550 children who have had wishes with Starlight, or are waiting for their wish to be granted, plus children from local hospitals and hospices and their families, joined us for ‘A Day in the Country in London’. It i...