Downing Street invite for seriously ill children

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A seriously ill city boy was invited to a special Christmas Party at Number 11 Downing Street hosted by George Osborne.

Caleb George, 5, from Monkston, was one of forty children invited to the party which was hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Caleb has been suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and was recently referred to Starlight for a wish.

His wish was to go to Harry Potter World at Warner Bros Studios in Watford and that was granted in October.

The party was a star studded event and was a nice additional treat for Caleb and the other children who were invited to it as it was full of famous faces.

Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard was there as well as presenter, Christine Bleakley, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, X-Factor singer Diana Vickers, Strictly Come Dancing stars Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff and Eastenders actress Kara Tointon.

Caleb also got the chance to speak to Mr Osborne himself as well as popular children’s comic double act Dick and Dom.

After welcoming the children and their families to No 11 the Chancellor wished them all a Merry Christmas before they were invited to tuck into the enormous spread that had been laid out for them.

Actress and Starlight co-Founder, Emma Samms said: “The Starlight Children’s Christmas Party at No 11 Downing Street is one of the highlights of the charity’s Christmas programme and we are enormously grateful to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and his team for hosting this event for a fourth year.

“It is an opportunity for our young guests to escape the confines of the hospital ward for an afternoon and the chance to enjoy some festive fun with their families.”