Roarsome afternoon in our new Sensory Courtyard

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. 

Over two decades of supporting families

This is part of our Summer edition of Shine magazine We’re marking the 20th anniversary of when our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, first opened its doors, looking back at some of our key moments that have shaped the charity.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thanks to some wonderful supporters and some excellent decorating skills from our hospice-based teams, both Christopher’s and Shooting Star House are looking suitably festive for families and staff to enjoy.

Together for Short Lives’ Patron Mason Mount visits children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

On Thursday 28 October, Chelsea and England footballer Mason Mount spent the afternoon visiting children and families at our Guildford based hospice, Christopher’s.

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.

Hindhead Golf Club and Farnham Lions raise thousands in a year of fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Members of Hindhead Golf Club and the Farnham Lions Golf committee have reached a phenomenal final total in a hugely successful year of fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – raising an amazing £29,030.

A ‘love’ly day of Valentine’s activities for families

Love was certainly in the air at Christopher’s last week – a love of all things crafting and baking, as families enjoyed a special day of Valentine’s inspired activities at our Guildford hospice. 

A fun clay to be creative at our siblings workshop

Some supported siblings discovered a new clay to be creative at a special siblings workshop at our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s last week.

Art with heart

Valentine’s is a day full of hearts, but none quite like this one. Supported mum Toni created a beautiful picture as part of art therapy and shared with us all the different elements within the picture.

Inspiring visit to hospices for our London Marathon 2020 runners

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.