Supported Teens set the rules at our first Transition week

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices supports children and young people living with life-limiting conditions up until the age of 21. But what happens after that?

Roarsome afternoon in our new Sensory Courtyard

A beautiful sunny May afternoon provided the perfect backdrop for the grand opening of our Sensory Courtyard, situated in the centre of our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s. Some of our supported and bereaved families came along to enjoy the wonderful new space and sample the treats and sensory activities put on by our care team. 

A wonder’ball’ time at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as Patron Michael Ball OBE pays a visit

Following the exciting announcement Michael Ball OBE will be performing at the London Palladium in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices this June, the musical theatre legend visited children and families at the hospice for a morning of singing and fun.

A Day in a Life of a Hospice Nurse

This is part of our Summer edition of Shine magazine Our nurses are at the heart of the care we deliver, from respite to end-of-life care. Hospice nurses Georgia, Hannah and Jess explain why what they do is such a vital part of the care we provide.

A look inside dramatherapy

This is part of our Summer edition of Shine magazineDramatherapy focuses on therapeutic aspects of drama and theatre, respecting the child’s pace and potential. Storytelling, enactment, roleplay, improvisation and games are just some of the examples of how it can be used to help the children and young adults we support, like 12-year-old Noor.

Sunrise success as our triumphant trekkers reach summit

It was sunrise success at the weekend, as 30 intrepid trekkers took on the ultimate challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon at night to reach the summit for sunrise.

Over two decades of supporting families

This is part of our Summer edition of Shine magazine We’re marking the 20th anniversary of when our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, first opened its doors, looking back at some of our key moments that have shaped the charity.

Designer wedding dress savings at our Cobham shop Wedding Fayre this March

Our Cobham shop is set to hold a one-time wedding fayre over 21 – 27 March, where thousands of pounds in discounts will be available on dozens of boutique wedding and bridesmaid dresses, shoes, tiaras, and other wedding items – many of which have never been worn or are sample items.

Blooming lovely garden courtesy of Brewin Dolphin

This is part of our Summer edition of Shine magazine This summer corporate supporter Brewin Dolphin is working with award-winning designer Paul Hervey-Brookes to create a garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.