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?
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.
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!
On Thursday 28 October, Chelsea and England footballer Mason Mount spent the afternoon visiting children and families at our Guildford based hospice, Christopher’s.
This September marked our first drop-in session at Shooting Star House, allowing families an opportunity to meet up with each other face to face for the first time in many months.
Last month, both supported and bereaved siblings spent the day swinging, climbing, and zipping through the trees at Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford. As the first face-to-face siblings’ days since the pandemic, our care team wanted to ensure a day out full of fun and laughter so organised a day packed with activities to be enjoyed.
Many of the children we support are clinically extremely vulnerable, so whilst most restrictions in England have ended, we’re continuing with infection control measures to safeguard those we care for. Whilst ensuring this, we are slowly beginning to hold some events in our hospice gardens, holding a memory tree day and our first face to face Chill & Chat group since the start of the pandemic.
Monday 21 – Sunday 27 June marks this year’s Children’s Hospice Week. During this special week we’ll be showcasing the care and support we have provided to families and what this support has meant.