On a finals’ day presentation ceremony at West Byfleet Golf Club last weekend, local charities, including Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, were the big winners after members chipped in an incredible record-breaking £45,000 throughout the year.
Thanks to some wonderful supporters and some excellent decorating skills from our hospice-based teams, both Christopher’s and Shooting Star House are looking suitably festive for families and staff to enjoy.
Over the last few weeks we have had teams of corporate supporters in both of the hospices, as well as at our distribution centre, helping us to get ready for Christmas.
It was an evening of magical festive fun at the beginning of the month, as supported and bereaved families came together at Hampton Court Palace ice rink for a spin on the ice!
Out of more than 100 charities to apply, Together for Short Lives, the only charity supporting the UK’s 54 children’s hospices, including Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, won a Morrisons colleague vote to decide which charity would benefit from a three-year partnership aiming to raise around £10 million.
A huge congratulations to our Executive Vice-President, Karen Sugarman, who on Wednesday 17 November received her MBE from HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony in Windsor Castle for her services to life-limited children and young people.
Losing a brother or sister is a hard thing for a child to process. Grief is very individual, and every bereaved parent, brother and sister will experience a range of thoughts and feelings at different times. That’s why we offer many different opportunities for support for up to three years after a child dies. One…
Rosie and Alex want to share their story about how Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has and continues to be a lifeline for them, and to so many families, and to ask if you would give a gift this Christmas so we can be there for hundreds more families for when they need it most.
A host of stars including Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman, Dame Joan Collins, Tony Hadley MBE, Brenda Blethyn, Leigh Francis and Julian Clary came together on Friday 12th November to show their support for The Shooting Star Ball, in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.