NHS commissioners in Surrey and South West London have awarded funding of £1.9 million to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices to match fund their Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care Service over the next four years.
The impact of the past year has been felt by us all, especially the younger generation with disruption to their school and social life. However, this hasn’t stopped our super young supporters channelling their inner fundraiser and coming up with wonderful and imaginative ways to support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
Nine-year-old Lilah has been recognised by Disney for her kind support to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, as part of their new Ultimate Princess Celebration campaign, championing the qualities of courage and kindness.
We asked you to join us on our very first Space Race mission, with our supersonic squad walking, running, cycling and scooting over the month of March to cover as many Earth miles as possible and what a hugely successful mission it was – raising thousands of pounds to help support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
The complex conditions of many of the children we support mean movement can be difficult, restricted and painful. Ginny, our new Physiotherapist explains more about her role and the importance of movement to the children we support.
As we welcome the return of longer brighter days that can mean one thing – our much-loved Sunrise Walks are back!
This month marks the launch of our first ever Shooting Star Space Race and our out of this world team are blasting through the Earth miles we need achieve our supersonic task, with one family having a particularly special reason they are taking part in this cosmic challenge.
The conventional ways of fundraising have had to change over the past year, but that hasn’t stopped our amazing supporters coming up with fun and unique ways to fundraise – with one super supporter, Sebi, wanting a ‘slice’ of the action!
Living with a child who has a life-limiting condition can be isolating and lonely, feelings which are only intensified during the current pandemic. With many families currently shielding and bereaved families facing grief, it’s never been more important that we’re able to offer our expertise and support to provide solace and advice to families mental health during the most difficult of times.
Are you ready for our brand-new mission in 2021 that’s sure to be a blast? We’re calling all budding astronauts and moon marvellers to join us on a very special mission – the Shooting Star Space Race!