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Flying fun at Starlight’s Popham Escape

Over 500 people joined Starlight at the 23rd annual Popham Escape for a day of adrenaline-fueled action! Guests from local hospitals and hospices, as well as children who have had a wish granted by Starlight, took to the skies in planes and helicopters. Back on solid ground there were plenty of other unique experiences on offer; from racing motorb...

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Sunshine and fun times at the Starlight Summer Party!

Last week Starlight were back at Belmont Farm for a seventh year in a row for the annual Starlight Summer Party! Our biggest Starlight Escape of the year saw families from local hospitals and hospices, and those who have had recent wishes with Starlight, come together for a day of fete games, food and activities. And despite it being a record-brea...

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Swashbuckling fun at Starlight’s Pirate Escape

This weekend we kicked off our summer season of Starlight Escapes in style with the Thames Motor Yacht Club Pirate Escape! 35 young pirates in training and their families gathered in the sunshine at the Thames Motor Yacht Club, which had been transformed into an incredible Pirate’s Cove! The morning was filled with swashbuckling pirate-themed ga...

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Once-in-a-lifetime moments at the Monaco Grand Prix

Starlight’s group trip to this year’s Monaco Grand Prix gave Ben, Isaac, Scott and Ryan a weekend of incredible experiences that they will never forget, flying home with new-found friends and memories to cherish. Thank you to everyone involved. I watched the boy’s amazement everyday and it made me feel so happy… amazing from start to finish....

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Team Starlight Spirit at the 2019 London Marathon!

A huge congratulations to our 2019 London Marathon Team Starlight runners, who took on the 26.2 miles and raised an incredible £85,075.59 to help us brighten the lives of seriously ill children. The 43 strong team joined us from all over the UK and across the world- including US, France and Romania! The team included Ryan, who a mere 18 h...

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Double the fun at Hamley’s Iconic Toy Store!

Nine-year-old twins Bethan and Ellie had a packed weekend of unforgettable moments in London on both their Starlight wishes. First up was the theatre, as huge musical fan, Ellie wished to see The Lion King and have her face painted like the cast! The fun didn’t stop there as next came Bethan’s wish for the ultimate sleepover at Hamley’s, ...

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CarFest ‘Do More Good’ in 2019

CarFest, the family festival created by radio presenter Chris Evans, is on a mission to Do More Good in 2019. CarFest takes place in two locations across two weekends in July and August and has been described by the thousands of die-hard fans as ‘the biggest ever village fete’ with a mission to bring the true spirit of family to life. The week...

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‘Oar’ Inspiring evening at the Blenheim By Starlight Ball

Starlight and guests had a truly ‘oar' inspiring evening on Friday at the Blenheim by Starlight ball. To celebrate Team Oar Inspiring crossing the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge finish line in an impressive 35 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes, Starlight held the ‘Blenheim By Starlight’ ball, hosted by His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, James...

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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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