International superstar and our wonderful Patron Dame Joan Collins brought some Christmas cheer to families supported by Shooting Star Chase by treating them to a Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester.

11 families from both Christopher’s and Shooting Star House were also joined by Father Christmas who took some time out of his busy schedule to meet the children and hand out some presents.

The special afternoon tea, provided by The Dorchester as part of their ongoing support for the charity, was held in the prestigious Gold Room, with prosecco for the parents and mocktails for the children.

Dame Joan Collins, Shooting Star Chase Patron said; “It’s always such an honour to meet the children and the families to whom Shooting Star Chase is so vital. I’ve been a Patron of the hospice for fifteen years and I’m delighted to still be part of such a special charity.”

Karen Sugarman, Executive Vice President of Shooting Star Chase said; “It was a wonderful afternoon and we can’t thank Dame Joan and The Dorchester enough for hosting such a special festive occasion – we’re honoured to have Dame Joan as one of our fabulous Patron’s. The children and families cared for by Shooting Star Chase are going through the most unimaginable circumstances and it’s fantastic to be able to give them the opportunity to spend time together creating precious memories, particularly at this time of the year.”

The afternoon tea is just one of the ways that Dame Joan has supported Shooting Star Chase over the years; she regularly donates clothes from her personal wardrobe to the charity’s retail shops and has appeared on Celebrity Deal or No Deal and Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire to raise money for the charity. She received her damehood in 2015 for years of charity work after being nominated by Shooting Star Chase.