A wonder’ball’ time at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as Patron Michael Ball OBE pays a visit

Following the exciting announcement Michael Ball OBE will be performing at the London Palladium in aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices this June, the musical theatre legend visited children and families at the hospice for a morning of singing and fun.

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.

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.

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.

Families come together for our first drop-in session

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.

Glimpse into exciting sensory experience with University of Surrey’s new project

Despite the gloomy February weather, care team at our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House were able to enjoy a relaxing trip to the beach and a walk through a sunlit forest thanks to a recent research project at the University of Surrey.

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.

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.

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.