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Starlight partner with CarFest 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that Starlight has been chosen as one of the partner charities for CarFest 2019! CarFest, the brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans, presents two magical weekends of music, cars and family fun for all ages. With three live music stages, weird and wonderful automobiles, jaw-dropping track shows, mouth-watering food a...

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Starlight Celebrate Everyday Heroes during National Play in Hospital Week

Starlight have had another action-packed week of play for this year’s National Play in Hospital Week! The annual event, run by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS) and supported by Starlight, raises awareness of the positive impact of play in the treatment of sick children and young people. This year’s National Play i...

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Starlight Ambassador Nadiya bakes up a storm with the children of Keech

We were so excited to welcome Starlight Ambassador and celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain to Keech Hospice to join us for a day of baking and play earlier this week! As part of our Starlight Cake Bake celebrations, Nadiya and the children at the hospice got stuck into making their fabulous rocky road, with the aspiring chefs asking all the important qu...

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RNLI's newest recruit!

Ten-year-old Theo, from London, was diagnosed with Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal - a tumour of the central nervous system. Theo has always had a passion for dressing up as the emergency services, so it goes without saying that when Starlight asked Theo what his wish would be, he said it was to have his very own RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Ins...

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Trains, planes, automobiles and more at Starlight’s Popham Escape!

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...

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Fun in the Sun at Starlight’s Sizzling Summer Party

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...

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The Best Day of Elisha’s Life

It was great to hear from wish mum Debs, who told us how Elisha’s Starlight wish was the best day of her, and her family’s, life… I’ve never seen Elisha happier than the day she spent swimming with dolphins. "Elisha has been through so much since she became ill four years ago, when she was still only six. She was diagnosed with Chronic Fati...

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Starlight kids take over the Thames at the UTMYC Pirate Party!

Starlight’s pirate-themed boating escape gave nineteen seriously ill children and their families a wonderful day out to remember!

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Up, up and away at Starlight's Sky High day!

Starlight’s Sky High Escape gave 250 guests affected by serious illness a day filled with flights, face painting and much more in the Northamptonshire countryside.

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Help Starlight become your local Sainsbury’s Charity of the year!

Starlight has been shortlisted as the local charity of the year at 26 stores in Greater London, and we need your vote!

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