Author Archives for Aimee Royle

Nicholas’ story

August 26, 2020 4:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Nicholas’ storyEight-year-old Nicholas has been supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices for three years. In August, during the coronavirus pandemic, Nicholas stayed with us for emergency respite giving him the chance to have some fun whilst his family could feel comfortable in the knowledge that he was in a safe environment, enjoying himself.

Growing support for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

August 25, 2020 12:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Growing support for Shooting Star Children’s HospicesLast year residents of Sheepfold Road, Guildford started a fun competition that’s gone onto grow and grow as over 50 residents sowed sunflower seeds to see whose would grow the tallest, whilst raising money their local children's hospice charity.

Day for bereaved families to remember

August 3, 2020 1:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Day for bereaved families to rememberWhile the pandemic has meant we are currently delivering all our clinical care from Christopher’s and Shooting Star House is closed for now whilst families continue to shield, we have been looking at how we can use Shooting Star House flexibly to provide support. This happened for the first time last week, when we invited bereaved families to a special day of remembrance. 

Thank you!

June 26, 2020 1:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughtsThe one thing we can be sure of in these uncertain times is just how unbelievably amazing our supporters are. The help and love expressed by the community around us during such a challenging time, has been nothing short of incredible.

Children’s Hospice Week 2020

June 22, 2020 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Children’s Hospice Week 2020This week is Children’s Hospice Week – a national week to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital work and lifeline children’s hospices, like Shooting Star Children's Hospices, provide to families across the UK.

Patrick’s story

June 18, 2020 11:06 am Published by Comments Off on Patrick’s storyUp until a few weeks ago, seven-month-old Patrick had spent his entire life on Mountain Ward at Evelina Hospital. Recently he was referred to us for three weeks of step-down care to help his parents make the transition from hospital to caring for him at home. 

Shining a light on our amazing volunteers

June 1, 2020 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Shining a light on our amazing volunteersThe first week of June marks Volunteer’s Week, where those who give their time, dedication and expertise to organisations are celebrated for the amazing work they do. During the pandemic, our volunteers have been invaluable – from supporting us in the hospice, volunteering remotely, or if unable to fulfil their usual volunteer role, by continuing to help raise funds and awareness.