Foundation support for Starlight

The Chelsea Foundation lent its support to the Starlight Children’s Foundation last week as our coaches attended the Starlight Summer Party at Belmont Farm.

The annual Starlight Summer Party was held at Belmont Children’s Farm in North London on Thursday and was bigger and better than ever, with more than 250 seriously and terminally ill children and their families enjoying the entertainment.

The party had a summer fete theme and there were lots of fun activities on offer for the young guests, including tractor rides, police, fire brigade and RAF displays, face painting and tug of war. 

Throughout the day the children also had the opportunity to join the Foundation coaches for football activities, while Stamford the Lion was in attendance to cheer the youngsters on and join in the fun.

Neil Swan, chief executive of Starlight Children’s Foundation, said, ‘The second ever Starlight Summer Party at Belmont Children’s Farm was a great success and it was brilliant to see so many smiling faces.

‘We were delighted to have the Chelsea Foundation and mascot Stamford the Lion at the party and their presence was a wonderful highlight for many of our young guests. 

‘For the 250 seriously and terminally ill children plus their families that attended, the day was a much-needed chance to forget their illnesses for a short while and we are enormously grateful to Chelsea Football Club for supporting this very special event.

Stamford wasn’t the only surprise guest with Starlight Ambassador and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell popping in to meet the youngsters and their families.

The event is one of the highlights of Starlight’s busy annual calendar.  Every year the charity brightens the lives of over half a million poorly children and Starlight’s Summer Party was an opportunity for children who are having Starlight Wishes granted and young patients from hospitals throughout Greater London to enjoy a very special day out with their families.

To refer a child for a wish or to make a donation, please go online at www.starlight.org.uk