Katie, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, is Kylie Minogue’s biggest fan. When Starlight received Katie’s wish to see her idol in concert, there were only three days left before Kylie was performing in London at the Abba Tribute Concert in Hyde Park — speedy action was needed!
Within 24 hours, Starlight managed to secure tickets and backstage passes for Katie and her mum and brother. More calls followed and finally, just after 5pm the day before the concert, Starlight got the call to say that Kylie was looking forward to meeting Katie!
A chauffeur-driven Mercedes whisked the family to Hyde Park. Sue Wildman, head of Starlight’s wish granting team, said: “Katie’s excitement kept building. Katie, her mum and brother were escorted backstage where they spent an amazing 45 minutes, 20 minutes of which were with Kylie! Katie said that Kylie greeted her with a big hug and was really lovely. Afterwards Katie had a huge smile on her face and her arms bursting with Kylie goodies!”
Katie and her family later enjoyed the concert and fireworks in Hyde Park and definitely cheered the loudest when Kylie took to the stage!