Christopher’s is officially outstanding!

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices are thrilled to announce that our Guildford-based hospice, Christopher’s, has been given the highest possible overall rating of ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection this May 2022.

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Tom Ball visits Christopher’s

Our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s was filled with fun and excitement this week as we welcomed Britain’s Got Talent finalist Tom Ball and his fiancée Hannah to meet some supported children and their families.

We’re winners!

This July, we attended the Richmond Business Awards, which is hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrates businesses across the borough and we are thrilled to announce that Shooting Star Children’s Hospices won Best Charity or Social Enterprise Award!

Paediatric Palliative Care training days

We’re proud to have a superb team of healthcare professionals working across our hospices and in the community to give vital medical and holistic care to the families who need us.

Recently our practice education team planned and facilitated one of their excellent foundations in paediatric palliative care training days. 

Fabulous fundraisers 94 years apart!

Super supporters Jack and Joan have proven you’re never too young or old to fundraise, both deciding to support their local children’s hospice charity and fundraise for us.

A glorious morning across Guildford as walkers took on our Guildford Sunrise Walk

On a bright summer Sunday morning, 26 June, hundreds of early birds came together to take on the Guildford Sunrise Walk to raise vital funds for families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Walkers gathered from 3.30am, in the beautiful grounds of the University of Law, which is situated just up the road from our Guildford based hospice, Christopher’s.

HRH The Countess of Wessex supports Children’s Hospice Week 2022

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has sent a personal message of support to our Executive Vice-President, Karen Sugarman MBE, for Children’s Hospice Week 2022. This national week celebrates and raises awareness of the vital work and support children’s hospices provide to families across the UK.

Days to remember

Over three days this June we held our special memory days, welcoming 100 bereaved family members to our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House.

Our memory days are a safe place to join us, alongside other families and treasure memories and celebrate the life of their child.

Children’s Hospice Week 2022

This week is Children’s Hospice Week – a national week to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital work and lifeline children’s hospices provide to families across the UK.