Be a Star

Matlida celebrates reaching our target with some bubbles

Our Star Appeal hits its £3.65 million target!


Thanks to an incredible £650,000 closing gift from St James’s Place Foundation and the kind-hearted donations of thousands of people, we’re delighted to announce our Star Appeal has reached its £3.65 million target!

After launching the appeal in October 2015, our Star Appeal will now fund the UK’s first children’s Rare Disease Centre. The centre will provide a single place within our hospital for all assessment, diagnosis, treatment and research, bringing together a team of experts from specialities across the hospital all under one roof.

A huge thank you to our generous Star Appeal supporters, who have helped us to reach this momentous milestone and make the dreams of thousands of young people living with a rare or undiagnosed condition come true.  


We’ve been overwhelmed by everyone’s support and are delighted that we’ve reached our target! The Rare Disease Centre is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.