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Virtual Shine – Winter 2022

Our welcome for this edition of Shine comes from Miranda, who began volunteering with us last autumn assisting in the kitchen at our Guildford hospice. She now volunteers in our brand-new shop.
Miranda, volunteer

Welcome from Miranda

“I absolutely love volunteering at the Godalming shop and am very proud to be part of the fantastic team there. Every person who works or volunteers in the shop is so passionate about ensuring that all items we sell are top quality and we all take time to sift through all the generous donations, pricing, and steaming every item of clothing before putting it out to sell. The best compliment we get are the customer’s happy faces as they’re browsing and purchasing, often telling us what an immaculate and lovely shop it is! “It’s great to read about what’s been happening at the hospices over summer for families and hearing how people can support us by visiting our shops and giving donations. Reading Milan’s story really highlights the importance of our work and how through the support of readers, like you, we can continue to be there for families. I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Shine and look forward to welcoming you to Godalming soon!”


Latest News

Christopher's Hospice

Christopher's is officially outstanding

The CQC have once again awarded Christopher’s, our Guildford hospice, with the highest possible rating.

Colourful fun at our Sibling's Day

Our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House, was filled with all the colours of the rainbow as we welcomed some supported siblings for a day of fun.

Christmas Cards on sale now

Packs of Christmas cards are now on sale – which is your favourite design?

Godalming Shop

All go at Godalming

Our newest store in Godalming has opened its doors. Visit us and discover a bargain.

London marathon runner celebrates at the cheer point on Tower Bridge

Join us for the 2023 London Marathon

Join #TeamShootingStar for the TCS London Marathon as it returns to its traditional April date. Join our team and receive a technical running vest, be invited to group runs, bespoke hospice tours, a special ‘train your mind’ session, and benefit from travel to the start line. Plus, have the knowledge that with every mile you run you’ll be helping us support children with life-limiting conditions and their families who need our vital services.


Making memories at our Memory Days

We currently support over 200 bereaved families, who have lost a child in the last 3 years. Memory days offer a chance for families to come together to celebrate the life of their child.

Day in the life of a Corporate Fundraiser

Alex joined Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in 2006, and has helped our Corporate supporters move (and climb) mountains to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Our families

Milan and his family

Milan's story

Phoebe and Zayne’s lives irrevocably changed in November 2020, when their 5-year-old son, Milan, was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Ayfden and his mum in the hydrotherapy pool

Ayden's story

Our Hydrotherapy Pool is a favourite of many families, but for mum Charmain, it holds extra significance as a place to spend time with her son.

Copies of Shine Magazine

Print edition

If you’d like to receive the printed version of Shine magazine, which comes out twice a year, these are sent to everyone who has made a donation within the last 12 months, and opted in to receiving post.