A creative and crafty event marked the end of another successful year of fundraising for the Celebrating Rory team as they held their now annual wreath-making workshop.

The team, which includes Rory’s mum Hannah and grandma Salliann have raised thousands over the years in memory of Rory who was cared for by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Rory sadly died in October 2017.

December’s wreath-making workshop, now in its 2nd year, welcomed 60 friends and family members who came together to get festive and create some wonderful door and table decorations. Expert florist Paul was on hand to give some guidance and oversee the various creations – which did not disappoint!

As well as the wreaths, money was raised with a tombola, the sale of handmade vintage teacup candles, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Christmas cards and diaries and homemade preserves and pickles.

The afternoon acted as a great way to end the year, bringing everyone involved in supporting Celebrating Rory together to enjoy music, crafting and of course a glass of fizz! Altogether the event raised an amazing £2165 plus card sales of £132.

The Celebrating Rory team has been prolific supporters and fundraisers for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, creating their own events including Rory’s Ramble, a Towpath Trek, Quiz Nights, Race Nights and a Midsummer Ball, as well as taking part in some of our challenge events including the Sunrise Walk and London Marathon. Since Rory died in 2017, they have raised in excess of £42,000 with no sign of stopping!

Salliann said, “We’re thrilled to have raised such an amazing amount at the workshop – ending the year fantastically! It’s another wonderful tribute to the impact that Rory has had on so many people and again a wonderful way to continue to celebrate his life. We are now looking towards some exciting events for 2020 which we are busy organising. We already have our quiz night confirmed for the 14th March and our second Midsummer Ball on 20th June, which we hope will continue to raise lots of money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.”