Our fabulous Patron of 15 years, Joan Collins OBE, received her damehood for her years of charity work on Thursday 26th March.
Nominated for a damehood by Shooting Star Chase, Joan attended an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace and was presented with her DBE by the Prince of Wales.
Superstar Joan, who is famous for her role in Dynasty and is now appearing on E!’s The Royals, appeared on Celebrity Deal Or No Deal, All Star Mr and Mrs and Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire to fundraise for Shooting Star Chase.
She also became a broker for the day as part of the BGC Charity Day, opened our Weybridge shop and donated some of her exclusive designer wardrobe, and treated our supported families to breakfast at Selfridges last year – amongst many other things.
Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, said:
“Shooting Star Chase is delighted Joan Collins OBE has been invested at Buckingham Palace today and we can’t think of anyone more deserving of a damehood than our wonderful Patron. Joan has tirelessly supported Shooting Star Chase since 2003, doing all sorts of amazing work to help make every moment count for children with life-limiting conditions in London and Surrey.
“We are eternally grateful for all the support Joan has given the charity, and the impact she’s had on the children and families we care for. We congratulate her on such a fantastic achievement and look forward to welcoming a Dame back at our hospices next time she visits!”