Heart Radio chose Starlight as its benefiting charity for the 2010 Have a Heart Appeal, an amazing week long campaign which raised money to support the manufacture and launch of the new Starlight Fun Centres. In the studios, presenters were joined by lots of celebrity guests, children and of course our lovely Starlight fairies.
On Friday 19 March, Heart announced the amount raised by its listeners – an absolutely incredible £400,000!! This was the culmination of all the hard work of listeners raising funds, donating and also bidding on some fabulous auction prizes.
heart_day_highlights320x240512kbps_1462Flick through the gallery of pictures below to see the outstanding support the appeal had… JLS, Alesha Dixon, Alexandra Burke, Sharleen Spiteri, Anthony Head, Toni Braxton, Lemar, the Sugarbabes, Sheridan Smith and Lee Ryan all came in to support and help in the call centre.
The Have a Heart Appeal raised money to change the lives of children in hospitals and hospices in local communities around the UK. As a result, Have a Heart has provided over 100 brand new Have a Heart Starlight Fun Centres. Each Fun Centre will entertain some 5,000 children during its lifetime, helping them to cope better with treatment, feel less pain, play together and encourage healing and recovery.
Lots of magical wishes were granted for sick children from Heart’s local broadcast areas too, including Rebecca’s wish to skate with Torvill and Dean, Maisie’s wish to visit Disneyland and Jess’s wish to meet JLS!