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Julia Lever MBE


Julia Lever was the Founder of CHASE (Children’s Hospices Across South-East) before its merger with Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in 2011. 


Julia set up CHASE in 1991 after reading an article in a national newspaper about a hospice in Birmingham. After contacting the hospice and arranging a visit, Julia was determined to start a children’s hospice in the south-east.


Julia was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2011 and with her husband Peter, continues to visit Shooting Star meeting with children, families, volunteers and staff. 

Through Julia’s inspiration to start a children’s hospice, she has and continues to make a significant difference to our work.