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Thank you volunteers!

It's the 40th annual volunteers week, and a chance to say a huge thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who play so many vital roles across our charity. Discover a few of their stories, and the myriad of ways they make a difference to the children and families we support.
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How we help

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Find out more about the support we provide

Our specially trained nurses and carers support children with complex medical needs, while our Family Support Team provide holistic care for the whole family. Our specialist bereavement service supports any family whose child has died.  

Children with life-limiting conditions

We support children with life-limiting conditions with a range of services from symptom management to respite, social support, therapies, family events and more.

Bereaved families

Families grieving the death of a child are offered the support of our specialist bereavement service for three years and three months. Services include counselling, arts therapy for siblings and a dedicated person to be your named point of contact.

Shooting Star Children's Hospices

Our specialist care and support is available 365 days a year

We care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months, or years, we’re here to make every moment count.

We support families across Surrey, south west and north west London

From diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement, we’re here for the families we support with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

It costs £10 million a year to run Shooting Star Children's Hospices

Just 30% of our funding comes from the government, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running.

Dylan-James wearing a hoodie

Dylan James' Story

“It’s amazing how the worst time of your life becomes such a treasured memory and it’s Shooting Star Children’s Hospices that made that possible. I can’t put into words how much of a lifeline they’ve been.”