Shooting Star Children's Hospices

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across west London and Surrey.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across west London and Surrey. We’re here to make every moment count, whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months, or years. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional, and medical care. Our specialist care and support is free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We support around 500 babies, children, or young adults who have a life-limiting condition and their families, as well as around 200 bereaved families. It costs £10 million a year to run Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, so we rely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our services going.

16 GoodGymers have supported Shooting Star Children's Hospices with 5 tasks.

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Richmond runner
Richmond runner
Beth (she/her)

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RichmondCommunity mission
Adam Stephens
Lucy Hill

Say Trees

Saturday 6th January

Written by JP

The last batch of leaflets needed delivering, and 5 GG regulars saw to the job in the streets off the Kew Road.

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RichmondCommunity mission
Cathy AicardiBethJPNick Little

Delivery zoom

Thursday 4th January

Written by JP

The third of four leaflet drops for the Shooting Star Children's Hospice took place in lunch break today, with 5 Richmond regulars and a new joiner (welcome, Nick!) hitting the streets with bundles of blue paper.

We started off Cambridge Park in East Twickenham, covering Alexandra, Morley, Denton, Cresswell and Cambridge Roads before crossing over to the other side and doing Beresford and Park Road, then finished off along Richmond Road.

Fortunately we managed to get done before the rain... hopefully it'll stay dry for the last round of leafleting at 10am on Saturday morning (meet at Richmond station) - sign up here for that one!

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JPMaena D'AuriaSusan MartinRob

Sunshine in Sheen

Wednesday 3rd January

Written by Richmond runner

What a pleasure to have the sun shining on this lunchtime mission, where 5 of us did leaflet drops around the East and North Sheen area. This was to share information about the Shooting Stars Christmas tree collection initiative. There are another 2 sessions listed on Thursday (Twickenham) and on Saturday (Richmond). Come and join us!

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LizAdam StephensJPCherian LiSevanKash

Shooting Stars Needs Trees Please!

Monday 1st January

Written by Liz (She/her)

There can be fewer better ways to start the new year than getting out for some steps, doing good and seeing other people!

Today six of us met in Teddington to continue our task of delivering leaflets to advertise the Christmas tree collection that Shooting Stars Hospices are doing. Covering around 3km each just by walking around the streets and up and down the beautiful paths and drives, that's 18km of ground covered together!

This very worthy cause is raising money by collecting trees across TW postcodes, and we are trying to spread the word as much as possible. Three bundles were delivered today. Further tasks to cover more of the borough are taking place in Sheen, Twickenham and Richmond Centre this week.

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RichmondCommunity mission
JPBethLucy Hill

Feliz-let Navidad!

Sunday 17th December 2023

Written by Lucy Hill

Beth, JP and I made it out of bed on a Sunday morning (despite a hangover for some of us) to complete a special delivery. A la Father Christmas, although our flyers were paper versions rather than reindeer, we took to the local roads to drop important pamphlets through our neighbours doors to spread the word about a charity Christmas tree collection.

Shooting Stars Hospice supports terminally ill babies, children and teenagers (alongside their families). The hospice offers invaluable support from diagnosis to end of life. Especially at Christmas, when times can be so challenging for these kids and their families.

The Hospice plans a Christmas tree collection for the new year, and will collect old fir trees to be recycled appropriately, for a small charity donation. A tree-mendous cause - two birds with one stone and all that, as people will be keeping the streets clean and disposing of their trees plus helping out a worthwhile cause.

Yule be pleased to know that all our leaflets went out to homes in the local area, in time for the new year.

Great effort from the team, and the hard work paid off, as we also got to see some cute cats, some musical doormats and some decorated flats.

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