HRH The Countess of Wessex takes part in Valentine’s themed event on a visit to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex enjoyed some Valentine’s Day inspired arts and crafts made by children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices on Thursday 10th February.

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. 

Join George’s Dragons for a roarsome family walk at Painshill Park

George’s Dragons fantastic year of fundraising in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices began on St George’s Day 2019, with their latest fundraiser inviting walkers to join them on 15th March for a Family Fun Walk in Painshill Park.

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.

Families enjoy special Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Royal Lancaster

On Monday 16th December there was some Christmas cheer, yummy treats and of course plenty of presents as some families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices were treated to a special Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. 

Supported families had a skate time at Hampton Court Palace

The festive feels were out in force last week as supported families came together at Hampton Court Palace ice rink for a spin on the ice.

Super festive fun at Winter Wonderwheels

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. 

“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.

Supported mum Nicky to take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon as part of a year of fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Marking halfway through a year of fantastic fundraising, supported mum Nicky, will be taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon this weekend in of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, who support her son George.

Family Fun Day

We welcomed over 250 family members to Christopher’s for our Family Fun Day on Sunday 1 September. The annual event, held at our Guildford hospice is a chance for families to come together and enjoy a wealth of fun and entertainment with various stalls, special visitors and a delicious BBQ all in a safe and comfortable environment.