Sensory crafts for a special day

Three-year-old Mya has been staying at the hospice for a respite stay. During which she’s been getting creative and enjoying some super sensory fun with our care team.

Fireworks night excitement

We made sure the 5th of November was a night to remember for the children currently staying at our hospice with lots of firework and autumnal fun!

Day for bereaved families to remember

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. 

Introducing our virtual hospice

We’re going virtual to ensure we can still support children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, in every way we can during this uncertain time.

HRH The Countess of Wessex takes part in Valentine’s themed biscuit on special visit

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex enjoyed decorating heart-shaped biscuits for Valentine’s Day with children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices on Wednesday 12th February.

Educating the next generation about children’s hospices

Our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House played host to 29 nursing students from Kingston and St George’s University London on Monday, for a day of insight and understanding about children’s hospices, and the work they do.

Lifelites donate specialist sensory technology for supported children to enjoy

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices have received a donation of superb specialist sensory technology from children’s charity Lifelites, for supported children to enjoy. 

Wonderful Christmas time at our hospices

As we reach the end of the traditional 12 days of Christmas – what a wonderful Christmas time it has been at our two hospices, Christopher’s in Guildford and Shooting Star House in Hampton.

“Shooting Star Children’s Hospices gave us one last Christmas together.”

Axel was just 9 months old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Help families, like Axel’s, facing the unimaginable this Christmas.

Tackling biscuit baking, sensory crafts and having a sing along when the Akuma Beavers rugby team visited Christopher’s

To celebrate the Rugby World Cup, super supporters the Akuma Beavers rugby team paid a visit to our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s to spend some time with some of the children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.