Continuing their celebration of 20 years of the hugely popular ‘That’s not my…’ book series, Usborne Publishing have gone the distance by walking ‘That’s not my ramble’ routes in London, Wolverhampton, Oxfordshire and Regensburg to raise vital funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. 

The staff at Usborne have chosen Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as their main charity for 2019 and as the temperatures soared, around 120 ramblers from across the company left their respective offices and took to the streets of London, Wolverhampton, Oxfordshire and Regensburg to take on either 10km or 20km rambling routes.

Along the way the triumphant walkers had fun spotting their books, including ‘That’s not my lion’, ‘That’s not my donkey’, ‘That’s not my puppy’ and many more.


Some even channeled their recent success of a ‘That’s not my..Bake Sale’ (also in aid of their local children’s hospice charity) bringing some delicious homemade flapjacks for the team to enjoy and keep their energy levels up!

James Maclaine from Usborne said, “Some of the characters from Usborne’s That’s not my… series of touchy-feely books may have inspired the T-shirts that we wore on the day. But it was our enthusiasm for the important work of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices that kept us all going, despite the heat of the sun, for more than a thousand miles collectively.”

In addition to the riveting rambles, Deputy Managing Director Nicola Usborne took the celebrations one dip further, taking part in a really cool challenge – the Arctic Circle Swim! The swim takes participants across the Arctic Circle between Sweden and Finland.

Collectively staff across both events have raised over £6500 – which will be matched by Usborne, making an astounding £13,000 which will go towards helping make every moment count for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

A huge thank you to everyone at Usborne Publishing for their amazing support and efforts!

Find out more about the different ways you and your company can support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and help us make every moment count for the families who so desperately need us.