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Zachary's New Friend

Chloe’s son, Zachary, has been in and out of hospital since he was born. She was at the hospital waiting for another one of his regular appointments when she was struggling to settle him in. She was getting stressed and other people around her were clearly waiting for her to move. Seeing this, a passing member of team Starlight came over and gave...

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Cara scores a meeting with Stevie G!

Cara from Shropshire had a day she’ll never forget as she came face to face with her idol, Steven Gerrard! Cara was diagnosed in January with a rare type of soft tissue cancer. She is football crazy and her favourite player has been Stevie G ever since he played for her favourite team, Liverpool FC so it was no surprise that Cara’s wish was to...

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Starlight and Covid-19

An update from our CEO, Cathy Gilman You can read the full statement on Covid- 19 and Starlight here.

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Technology trial reduces isolation

We are so excited to announce that the pilot of Starlight's new hospital service is underway, using robotic technology called AV1! AV1 robots minimise the impact of being isolated during serious illness, which can have great effect on a child’s mental health. The technology works by placing the robot where the child would usually be, whether tha...

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Swimming with Starlight 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Starlight has been chosen as the charity partner for the Selkie Henley Classic this year!

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Christmas comes to Starlight

At Starlight we help seriously ill children and their families create magical memories year-round, but it is especially important at this festive time of year. That’s why we’ve had a jam-packed schedule of incredible Starlight Escapes, wish trips and hospital services to provide unforgettable moments of festive fun this Christmas! First up was...

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Join us for Christmas by Starlight..

Join Starlight Children’s Foundation this Christmas for a cosy evening of much-loved Christmas music, readings and a festive tipple. With performances from special guests including the incredible Capital Voices Choir, created by High Wooldridge and Cathy Gilman with music direction by David Firman and Chris Hatt, we are in for an unforgettable e...

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Starlight crowns the second ever Health Play Specialist of the Year!

Starlight's Health Play Specialist of the Year 2019 is....

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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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