The experience of Christmas in Lapland for children with life limiting illnesses

Founded in 1987 with 30 years of funding

Welcome to Northern Lights!

Northern Lights at the Airport

Northern Lights is a children’s charity that raises funds to give children with life limiting illnesses the experience of a holiday they will never forget.

Snowy View - Northern Lights

Every December we take 20 or more children from the North of England. Aged 6-11, on a 5-day all inclusive holiday above the Arctic Circle in Lapland.

Party Night - Northern Lights

Dog sled rides, reindeers, snow-mobiles, deep crisp snow. Not to mention seeing the Northern Lights or the excitement of visiting Santa at his home.

30th Anniversary

In 2017 we celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Northern Lights started the celebrations early on 1st December 2016 when we launched the Lapland Challenge and Parkgate Carnival. We are also planning lots of events throughout the year, as a result we hope to have 30 different events. So we need your help with organising and supporting the events. If you would like to organise or help with an event please contact us.

Corporate Sponsors wanted to support a number of events.

Parkgate Carnival Banner

As we’re making this a bumper year we’re looking for Volunteers to help us at these events, especially Parkgate Carnival on the 9th July. A lot of extra helpers will be needed on the day to ensure the smooth running of the event. If you can spare some time and would like to volunteer, please to download a Volunteer Form and return it to us with the volunteers name in the file name.  This is a Word document that has been set up as a form and you move around from field to field using the TAB key.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday 2 June 2015 that Northern Lights were to become recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS).

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Northern Lights were nominated for our voluntary work in the community since we were founded in  1987. We were assessed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire representatives on the benefit the charity brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Please see the following The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Press Release.

25th Anniversary

2012 was our 25th anniversary which led to many celebrations as a result we raised £72,274. Consequently we increased awareness with more people than ever knowing all about us. Therefore we can continue our work and take many more children on holidays. Please visit our events calendar to see what is going on. So much went on in 2012 so please take a look at our newsletters.

Watch our Promotional Video

Click the picture of Dr Hilary to watch our promotional video.

Northern Lights