Last 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.
While 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.
Our Vice-President Tony Hadley is set to host a special virtual fundraiser this August – an event not to be missed!
16-year-old Henry Chamberlain has stepped up to the challenge this week of walking 60 miles in just two days to raise much needed funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
The Board of Trustees of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is delighted to welcome Katherine Theobald, Mark Garraway and Andrew Edge as Trustees.
The 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.
This 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.
The 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.
Support us, albeit virtually, by taking part in our Virtual Sunrise Walk over the months of May and June to support babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families across Surrey and London.
We asked you to join us in the 2.6 Challenge and #TeamShootingStar hopped, skipped, jumped, walked and ran (to name a few things!) to it – raising thousands of pounds to help support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.