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“I don’t know how we would have coped without their support."

Shooting Star Children's Hospices supports families who have a baby, child or young person with a life-limiting condition, or who have been bereaved, across Surrey, south-west London and north-west London. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to help families make every moment count.


Whether you make a one-off donation or a monthly gift, every penny you kindly donate will make a huge difference to the children and families we support.


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Families we support

“They just knew; what to say, what to do, what we needed”

Karen and Scott were told their middle child wouldn’t live past his fifth birthday, but Jake would go on to live over a decade longer than predicted. His mum Karen spoke about the difference we made to their lives.

"Without Shooting Star, I think we would honestly be a little bit lost"

In the weeks leading up to Christmas in 2022, a devastating diagnosis changed life forever for Toby and his family. We are helping his family navigate life as his symptoms become more severe.

“They held our hands through the unimaginable"

Despite arriving prematurely and needing immediate surgery, Louie, a happy and playful baby, was reaching the usual milestones until he caught what seemed to be a common cold in the summer of 2021.

The difference we made in 2023/24


Children and young people with life-limiting conditions supported.


Bereaved families accessed our specialist bereavement care.


Care nights were provided.


Face-to-face and telephone contacts were made to families by our Family Support team, community nurses and SPACE team.

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Other ways to support us

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Take part in an event

From scenic strolls to scaling a mountain, we have events to suit all tastes.


Whether you can spare a few hours a week or help us at a one-off event, our volunteers make a huge difference.

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