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  • Captain Starlight lands in the UK!

    We are very excited to announce a new in-hospital service, Captain Starlight. The service has been developed to improve the wellbeing of hospitalised children and their siblings through entertainment, play and distraction. Captain Starlights are prof...

  • Strictly stars scoop the All Star Mr & Mrs jackpot for Starlight!

    Starlight Ambassadors Karen and Kevin Clifton proved that they really are the perfect match by answering the most correct answers on ITV's All Star Mr & Mrs and winning £30,000 for Starlight! The star couple matched five out of six answers in th...

  • Starlight celebrates Christmas at Downing Street!

    For a sixth year, Starlight was selected to benefit from the Children’s Christmas Party at No. 11 Downing Street.  Held on Tuesday 15th December and hosted by Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the party was a festive delight for...

  • Nadia gets in a spin for Starlight!

    For most people one spinning class is enough but not for wish mum Nadia who held a gruelling nine hour spinathon to raise funds for Starlight and the Starr Trust. Nadia wanted to give something back to Starlight after the charity granted her daughter,...

  • Starlight Day

    Get ready for the first annual Starlight Day. #SmileForStarlight Contact alex.abbott@starlight.org.uk for a fundraising pack or more informationLink to source: Starlight Dayhttp://www.starlight.org.uk/starlightday/

  • Starlight Escape - Night at the Musuem

    For the latest Starlight Escape, we were able to take a group of seriously and terminally ill children to an exclusive and pre-release screening of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB. The screening, which was held on Wednesday 17th December, was ...

  • Welshpool Firefighters’ Fifth Annual Midnight Walk

    On Saturday, 22 November 2014 the Welshpool Firefighters in Powys will take on their 5th Annual Midnight Walk, and this year the five mile walk will be raising funds for Starlight. The walk, which starts at midnight, and starts and ends at Welshpool F...

  • Great North Runners do Starlight proud

    Starlight had twenty runners in the Great North Run on Sunday 7th September and they all truly went the extra mile to raise funds and awareness for the charity's work. By taking on the gruelling 13.1 mile course, which runs between Newcastle-upon-Tyne...

  • JUST EAT’s Pedibus Challenge

    On Thursday 4th September, a team from JUST EAT, a new corporate supporter of Starlight, took to the streets of London to raise funds for Starlight.  Using a Pedibus, which is an amazing 8 seater cycle, they did a gruelling route around the capita...

  • Ace busking for Starlight!

    Nine-year-old Ace Manthey, who suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, has recently taken to the streets to raise money for Starlight by busking with his sister Sky, aged 12. Ace started to play the guitar when he was undergoing treatment in hosp...

  • Starlight children go sky high at Popham Escape

    Starlight's 18th annual Escape at Popham Airfield was bigger and better than ever, with over 400 seriously and terminally ill children enjoying a magical day out with their families. The young guests and their families enjoyed a variety of exhilaratin...

  • Starlight children go sky high at Popham Escape

    Starlight's 18th annual Escape at Popham Airfield was bigger and better than ever, with over 400 seriously and terminally ill children enjoying a magical day out with their families. The young guests and their families enjoyed a variety of exhilaratin...

  • The Village Montessori pupils raise hundreds of pounds for Starlight

    Young pupils at The Village Montessori, an independent nursery school situated between Reading and Newbury, have raised £700 for Starlight by making and decorating star-shaped boxes, which they took home to tell their families about Starlight and ask ...

  • Starlight brings smiles to seriously ill children at Summer Party

    On Thursday 24 July, 250 seriously and terminally ill children and their families enjoyed a very special day at Starlight’s annual Summer Party at Belmont Children’s Farm.  The event had a summer fete theme and there were lots of fun activities...

  • Bradley Elliott goes Back 2 The Trenches!

    Bradley Elliott has completed ‘Back 2 The Trenches’, an extreme obstacle fun mud run, to raise funds for Starlight.  Brave Bradley waded through water, mud and fire during the 12km ‘Big Push’ challenge.  He did the challenge with his brother ...

  • Author Michelle Harrison brings Starlight Storytellers to Basildon Hospital

    Award-winning author Michelle Harrison recently visited young patients at Basildon Hospital as part of Starlight Storytellers, a national scheme that is organised by Starlight and publisher Simon & Schuster and sees bestselling authors and illustra...

  • Starlight families enjoy Pudsey The Movie Premiere

    Thanks to new Starlight Ambassadors Ashleigh and Pudsey, a group of Starlight families enjoyed a VIP trip to the world premiere of Pudsey The Dog The Movie in London’s Leicester Square.  After walking the red carpet, the families enjoyed fun in the ...

  • Peter takes on Thames Path Challenge for Starlight

    A man from Cookham is taking on the annual Thames Path Challenge in the hope of raising hundreds of pounds for Starlight.  On 13th September, Peter Hunter will walk 100k, which amounts to 62 miles and more than double a full marathon, over 24 hours! ...

  • Brave Barry's Edinburgh to Essex cycle

    Brave Barry Kane is cycling from Edinburgh to Harlow in Essex on Monday 7th July to raise funds for Starlight and he plans to complete the staggering 540 mile distance in just 6 days.  Good luck Barry! If you would like to sponsor Barry, click here. ...

  • Ashleigh Butler becomes a Starlight Ambassador!

    Starlight is proud to announce that Ashleigh Butler, of Britain’s Got Talent winning duo Ashleigh and Pudsey, has become an Ambassador for the charity. Ashleigh has supported Starlight on a number of projects in the past, including helping to grant ...

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