Nine-year-old Lara from Oxford was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2012 and has since tackled her treatment with resolute courage and had demonstrated amazing resilience.

Lara’s family found that during times when she was too tired to play, a little bit of light sewing and making helped to keep boredom at bay.

The Great British Sewing Bee was a source of particular interest and engagement for her so Lara has asked for her Starlight wish-of-a-lifetime to meet Claudia, Patrick and May from the show and see how it was filmed as well as experience the feel of a sew room.