As the Ryder Cup takes place this weekend, it was just last Friday when the iconic prize trophy was spending a lovely afternoon at West Byfleet Golf Club, as part of a special charity day in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
Running a marathon is as much of a challenge mentally as it is physically, and for the amazing team of runners set to complete this year’s London Marathon in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, the build-up has been all the more difficult due to the pressures and changes the pandemic has brought.
After two years of planning, one global pandemic and three rescheduled dates our first ever Sunrise Walk Snowdon event took place last weekend!
This summer, we’re thrilled that our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House, has reopened as our Outreach, Therapy and Family Support Centre.
Last month, both supported and bereaved siblings spent the day swinging, climbing, and zipping through the trees at Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford. As the first face-to-face siblings’ days since the pandemic, our care team wanted to ensure a day out full of fun and laughter so organised a day packed with activities to be enjoyed.
Andrew Coppel, our Chair of the Board of Trustees, took on a super cycling challenge this August to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
Many of the children we support are clinically extremely vulnerable, so whilst most restrictions in England have ended, we’re continuing with infection control measures to safeguard those we care for. Whilst ensuring this, we are slowly beginning to hold some events in our hospice gardens, holding a memory tree day and our first face to face Chill & Chat group since the start of the pandemic.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is thrilled that garden designer Emilie Bausager has received not one but two awards for her garden as part of the Young Designer gardens at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park last week, in support of her local children’s hospice charity.
Wonderful West Byfleet Golf Captains Terry O’Connor and Lady Captain, Susi Mackay Thrower have chosen to support their local children’s hospice charity with a magnitude of magnificent challenges this year.