Saturday 10th October marked what is hoped to be the first of an annual Surrey Hills Epic off-road bike ride. As the sun rose at 6.30am, 12 riders gathered at Newlands Corner to begin the 80 mile ride which included 8,300ft of climbing all in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
The affects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far reaching – in particular halting all mass participation events like the Virgin Money London Marathon this year. However this didn’t stop 34 superstar runners who took on the Virtual London Marathon at the beginning of October in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – raising a phenomenal £131,000!
Team Coville, a super family of fundraisers, decided to take on not just one, but a whole array of unique and tough challenges this summer to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
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.
Sunday 26th April should’ve been the day we took to the streets with thousands of others to cheer on our incredible #TeamShootingStar runners at the London Marathon. So to mark what would have been the London Marathon, one of our single biggest fundraisers, we’re asking you to join the nation and take on the 2.6 Challenge!
Our triumphant #TeamShootingStar certainly don’t do things by halves, well unless they are taking on a Half Marathon that is – as 19 runners enjoyed the scenic surroundings of Surrey to complete the Surrey Half Marathon on Sunday 8th March.
As the countdown to the London Marathon 2020 creeps ever closer, over the past two weekends 19 runners from our 2020 super Shooting Star London Marathon team paid a visit to our hospices, Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford.
On a bright and fresh December morning, three families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices donned their superhero outfits – (with some festive hats thrown in!) to take on the Winter Wonderwheels at Dorney Lake.
It was a weekend full of running, crawling and climbing as 4,500 participants took on the very first Twickenham Stadion Race, with 75 super Spartan’s doing it in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.