Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has been lucky enough to win a £1000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from our wonderful supporters!

We were nominated to win a £1000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1 million to charities this summer.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1000 available for donation. Shooting Star Children’s Hospices was one of more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.

Kirstie Barton, Community Fundraiser at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have won a £1000 Movement for Good award. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Ecclesiastical for this wonderful donation and to everyone who nominated us. It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care with only 10% of that coming from the government, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to ensure we can continue to provide the much needed service. This donation will go towards helping families who are desperate for our vital support and help us to make every moment count.”

Every penny raised makes such a difference to children with life-limiting conditions, and their families we support. £1000 could pay for an activity day for bereaved siblings, including a venue, equipment, and supplies and catering. These days contain fun activities and provide vital opportunities for bereaved siblings to explore and share their feelings in a safe environment.

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said:  “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

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