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Starlight’s Bolstered Boost Boxes!

This month we have been providing a bolstered version of our Boost Box to hospitals. These tool kits help reduce anxiety for children isolated in hospital. Thanks to support from Ryman and their suppliers have been able to add additional items! Our ‘boosted’ Boost Boxes include Crayola glitter markers, crafting gifts from Crafters Companion, Stab...

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Isaac's Monaco Moment!

This time last year Starlight whisked a group of families to Monaco for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Monaco Grand Prix. This weekend also marks another very special anniversary – a year out of treatment for Isaac! Isaac was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of nine and had undergone several years of treatment. Las...

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Logan's Wish Still Causing A Splash!

During these difficult times we have all had to adapt to a life confined to our homes. However, for some of our families this has much larger implications. The Franco-Franklin family are a Starlight family made up of Mum, Dad, Logan (11), Leo (6) and Phoebe (3). Logan and Leo both have a very rare gene deletion which effects their cognitive developme...

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Starlight and Covid-19

Helping families who are feeling isolated is what we do all-year-round and we are pleased that during these unprecedented times we can continue to deliver some of our important hospital services. Last week we sent 100 Distraction Boxes to hospitals and hospices across the UK to support our NHS colleagues: play specialists, nurses, doctors and par...

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Starlight delivers a boost to those in need!

Over the past two weeks, working hard with our partners at Tobar Toys, we have been able to continue our distribution of almost 100 Distraction Boxes and 200 Boost Boxes to Health Professionals across the country, providing vital resources to entertain, distract and comfort children in hospitals. We know that Health Play Specialists and our other ...

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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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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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