Apply for A Wish

Anyone can refer a child for a Starlight Wish – parents, grandparents, medical professionals, friends, social workers… Simply complete the online wish application form below or download a PDF version, complete and return to us by post.

Our wish granters will go above and beyond to plan the best possible experience for each child and create unforgettable memories for the whole family to share. We deal with every detail and ensure that no additional burden is placed on parents.

Starlight grant requests for UK travel as well as a wide variety of other types of wishes. To get an idea of the types of wishes we provide check out our wish inspiration page. From Autumn 2018 we are no longer accepting requests for wishes that involve overseas travel, with the exception of a limited number on our group holidays.

Who can apply?

For a child to have a wish granted by Starlight, the child must:

  • Be diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-shortening condition
  • Be referred for a wish within one year of completion of treatment
  • Be aged between 3 and 17 (inclusive) at the time of referral
  • Be a UK resident
  • Not have received a wish from either Starlight or another wish granting organisation
If you are having trouble filling out the form or have any questions, please call us on 020 7262 2881.


Starlight Wish Application Form

I confirm that to the best of my knowledge, the child has not already had a wish granted by Starlight or any other organisation.

Child's Details

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Parent/Legal Guardian Details

I am the parent/legal guardian

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