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Oar Inspiring 1st British team to complete epic Atlantic challenge

There were scenes of celebration in Antigua last night as team Oar Inspiring set foot on solid ground for the first time in five weeks. On December 12th the team set out from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, all in aid of Starlight. 35 days, 8 hours and 5 ...

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Searching for Santa in Lapland

Starlight once again donned the woolly hats and snow suits for our annual group wish trip to Lapland! On day one of the adventure, Santa kindly lent us his reindeer for a magical sleigh ride through the woods, then it was on to the husky farm for another search through the snow for Santa. Finally, the group let off some steam in the evening by rac...

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Christmas comes to Downing Street

We are well and truly in the festive spirit after our incredible final Starlight Escape of the year. For the 9th year in a row, Starlight teamed up with the team at Number 11 Downing Street to host a magical Christmas party for seriously ill children and their families. The party kicked off outside where 45 children and their families were tre...

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Join us for Christmas by Starlight 2018!

Join Starlight on December 12th for a cosy evening of much-loved Christmas music and festive readings in the Church of the Holy Innocents near our Hammersmith home. Sing along to favourite Christmas carols; relax and enjoy stories and poetry read by friends of Starlight and listen to performances from special guests including the Capital Voices Ch...

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Oar Inspiring take on ultimate rowing challenge for Starlight 

Meet George Blandford, Caspar Thorp, Toby Thorp and Justin Evelegh, AKA Team Oar Inspiring, the crew that are preparing to embark on the most incredible challenge all in aid of Starlight. On the 30th of November 2018 the team will set of to San Sebastian in La Gomera, where they will begin final preparations for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challe...

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Starlight’s Christmas Pantomime Sets Sail

This year’s Starlight Pantomime Robinson Crusoe has set sail on its twelve-week adventure across hospitals up and down the UK. Oh yes it has! The pantomime gives hundreds of children the chance to escape from the reality of treatment into the heroic tales of Crusoe and his nemesis Captain Hogwash.    “A big thank you to Starl...

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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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