This year an amazing team of 70 brave individuals from Heathrow Terminal 4 took on the epic challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon to raise money for Shooting Star Chase, after one of their colleagues was supported by our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House.
On Wednesday 8 August, 12 of the triumphant team some dressed in appropriate superhero costumes, paid a visit to Shooting Star House to present the final amount raised, a wonderful £9,407, and spend time with some of the children the money they raised will help support.
Before the challenge, three of the team had visited the hospice in Hampton to help the children design a flag complete with bright colours and handprints for them to take with them to the summit. Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions on the event weekend, they weren’t able to get it to the summit; however event organiser Dawn Walters returned the following weekend to ensure it would reach the top – meaning she completed the challenge twice! Dawn wanted to give the flag, now signed by all the participants to the children to have and enjoy.
Organiser Dawn Walters said; “It was an amazing experience which brought everyone together, and we’re super proud of all we’ve achieved!”
The climb and ascent of the highest mountain in Wales isn’t the only fundraising event Heathrow staff have taken part in to raise money for Shooting Star Chase. Across all terminals, from bucket collections, selling pin badges, raffles, charity football matches and various dressing up challenges – (namely superheroes!), every penny raised make such a huge difference to the 700 families currently supported by the children’s hospice charity across Surrey and London.
Anne Carey, Corporate Relationship Manager at Shooting Star Chase said, “We can’t thank Dawn and the whole team at Heathrow enough for choosing to support Shooting Star Chase and for raising such a phenomenal amount of money. We simply couldn’t provide the care that is so desperately needed without our wonderful fundraisers. It was so lovely to welcome some of the team to our Hampton hospice. By taking part in such remarkable challenges they help make every moment count for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.”
If you wish, you can still donate to their appeal you can here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dawn-walters
For more information about challenges you could take part in visit Shooting Star Chase events page www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/support-us/events/
If you’d like to hear more about Shooting Star Chase Corporate Partners or how to become one visit www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/support-us/corporate-trusts/