Shooting Star Children's Hospices
We’re a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
It costs £10 million a year to maintain our current level of care and just 10% of that income comes from government funding, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running.
How we help
Supporting life-limited children
Our specially trained nurses and care staff support life-limited children with complex medical needs at our two hospices and in their own homes.Read more
Supporting the whole family
We care for the whole family, offering short breaks, therapies, days out, bereavement support and more to parents, siblings and grandparents.Read more
It costs £10 million a year to keep our hospices open and we have to raise £9 million of this through donations, meaning we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running.Donate
Virgin Money London Marathon
Got a ballot place in the London Marathon? Join #TeamShootingStar - we go the extra mile for our runners.Read more
Make Every Mile Count virtual challenge
This is your opportunity to design your own challenge. You choose what you do, when you do it, where you do it and how much you raise.Read more
"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.”Read more