Starlight children, young people & their families

Tom's story

Dealing with anxiety due to his illness. Starlight has created a safe space for Tom where he can feel like himself

Alice's story

Starlight helps Alice keep smiling throughout her treatment for orbital rhabdomyosarcoma

Harry's story

After spending much of his early life in hospital, young Harry is now clocking up the k's on his bike for Tour de Kids

Ivan's story

Captain Starlight helps lift Ivan's spirits with song, laughter and play

Sam's story

Sam follows his dreams with Starlight, creating a lifetime of memories together

Ella's story

Captain Starlight and Starlight TV help Ella find fun and relief from her hospital treatment

Amara's story

Captain Starlight and a special guest help brighten Amara's hospital treatment

Zachary's story

Captain Starlight helps Zachary endure invasive and traumatic procedures

Chelsea's story

Starlight helps Chelsea overcome the loneliness and separation of hospital during Covid-19

Ayla's story

Captain Starlight helps Ayla and her family cope with the ordeal of her hospital treatment

Jack's story

Captain Starlight made hospital a fun experience for Jack and brought a huge smile to his face on every visit

Daniel's story

Daniel is giving back to Starlight for all the fun times he's had in the Starlight Express Room

Ariana's story

Throughout her period of treatment in isolation, the Captain Starlights were the only non-medical people Ariana saw

Priya's story

When in hospital, Priya always stops into the Starlight Express Room for a healthy dose of fun and laughter

Patrick's story

Starlight helps Patrick's natural positivity shine through his ordeal with neurofibromatosis

Rose's story

When Rose is confined to her bed, Captain Starlight delivers craft packs to help keep Rose busy and smiling

Mack's story

Mack's Starlight Wish was to be a zookeeper for the day, and to learn all he could about his favourite animals

Lexi's story

For 3-year-old Lexi, it's not "going to the hospital", it's "going to the Starlight Room!"

Starlight fundraisers

Gee family Christmas lights

This family lights up their home to bring joy to sick kids

Pestily's quest to raise $1million

Gamer Pesitly is raising $1million by streaming games

Dale's marathon push to raise $35,000

Dale pushed his wheelchair 42kms in the Melbourne Marathon to raise money for sick kids

Starlight volunteers

Annie's story

As a teen, Annie experienced the impact of Starlight in hospital. Now she's found a creative way to give back.

Jay's story

Jay experienced Starlight as a child and now enjoys giving back.

Pam's story

Pam enjoys watching the faces of sick children transform into smiles and laughter

Andrea's story

No two days are the same for Andrea when she volunteers in the Starlight Express Room.

Ben's story

Ben started out volunteering while studying and has now volunteered over 640 hours for Starlight.

Brad's story

The day Brad spends volunteering at Livewire is the best day of his week.

Charlotte's story

Volunteering allows Charlotte to be herself and do what she loves - putting smiles on kids' faces.

Hien's story

Hien's been providing smiles to kids and families in the Starlight Express Room for over 15 years!