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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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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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