We are a lifeline to so many families, but right now we’re facing the unthinkable – a world where our service no longer exists. As a charity we are dependent on the support and generosity of our community – we are totally reliant on donations and the severity of our financial losses due to the cancellation of events and fundraising plans, and the closure of our charity shops, is undeniable.

We are doing everything in our power to appeal to senior MP’s and health authorities to help us, but right now we are predicting a shortfall of more than £2 million, putting the future of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in the balance.

To continue to be there for the babies, children and young people, and their families, who need us now and long into the future, we have had to make the difficult decision to close one of our hospices. We have also had to prioritise those most in need, only providing end-of-life care and emergency respite. For us to maintain even this level of care, we need your urgent help. Please donate anything you can to help give us, and the families who need us, a lifeline.

The stark reality is, if we don’t receive financial support in the coming weeks, we could face having to stop providing end-of-life and emergency respite care too and with the pressures facing the NHS, our services for those most vulnerable in our community are needed now more than ever. Without our hospices, the families we support will simply have nowhere left to turn. 

Please donate, if you can, to our coronavirus emergency appeal.

On behalf of the children and families we care for, thank you for your continued support. Please know our thoughts are also with you and your family and friends at this time.