All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation they can often feel as a result of their illnesses.
When Starlight began in 1986, we helped just four children; today, we help over 500,000 children every year all over the UK. Wherever possible, we include the whole family, strengthening family bonds during difficult times and providing happy memories for everyone to share, no matter what the future may hold. Starlight receives neither Government nor Lottery support.
Starlight hospital entertainment comes in the form of Starlight Parties, Pantomimes and Escapes, Starlight Fun Centres (mobile entertainment units incorporating a flat screen HD TV, Blu-ray disc player, Nintendo Wii and DS games consoles), and Starlight Distraction Boxes, which are full of special toys and games.
If Starlight had just one wish itself, it would be that cures could be found for all the terrible illnesses that can afflict children. Until then, we will continue to provide important medicines of another sort – excitement, fun and laughter.