Summer Fair 2016
Plans are now well underway for this year's Summer Fair which is being held on Sunday, 14th August between 12:00pm and 4:00pm at Tongham Recreation Ground, Poyle Road, Tongham, Surrey, GU10 1DU. This is an event for all the family with lots of sideshows, stalls, attractions and Classic Vehicles present for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to book a space for your Trade or Charity Stall (£20 or £10 respectively), please download a booking form here. If you have a Classic Vehicle you would like to attend with, please download the Entry Form here.
We are always looking for small prizes and goods that we can include in the many Tombolas that we hold. In addition, we would like your old toner and ink cartridges; stamps; foreign coins; mobile phones. If you have anything that may be suitable that you can donate to us, please visit our Contact Us page and drop us an email with the details. Thank you.
New Committee Member
It is with a great deal of pleasure that it can be announced that we now have another member on our Committee! Emily Lloyd-Jones has been an active member of our fundraising team for a number of years now and she will be a valuable member of the team. Emily's photograph can be found on our Committee Gallery page. Welcome, Emily!
We were invited to attend SamFest at Tongham Community Centre on Saturday, 8th July 2015 and took along a large Tombola and two Lucky Dips for the kiddies. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we raised the magnificent sum of £354.20 and would like to thank all of those attendees who supported us.
The Summer 2015 issue of the new Shooting Star Chase magazine can be downloaded here. It is a really fantastic read and details the work of Shooting Star Chase in their support of the babies, children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families.
We are currently trying to find a more comfortable venue for our next Quiz Night. Once this has been organised and a date fixed we shall be emailing Entry Forms to all of our previous "Quizzers" to let them know.
"Another great Quiz and lovely food! Can't wait for the next one." March 2013
Merrist Wood 2013
Wow... what a day we had at the Merrist Wood Summer Show on Sunday, 19th May raising an amazing £1,049.99!! To say that it was hot would be an understatement. It was fantastic to meet so many generous people and also great to get home afterwards to get some well-earned rest!
Who Are We and What Do We Do ?
The Ash Friends of Shooting Star Chase are a group of dedicated volunteers raising money for Shooting Star Chase, a leading children's hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, they are there to make every moment count. They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
Their bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Care service includes short breaks at their two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher's in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.
It costs £9.5 million a year to maintain the current level of care and, with around 10% of their income coming from government funding, they rely on supporters' generosity to keep the service running. What's more, there are many more families desperate for this vital support, so it's crucial they raise more funds to provide more care.
As Chairman of our group, I am very fortunate to have such a dedicated and hardworking Committee - my thanks to them. I would also like to thank family members and friends who also give up a lot of their time to help us.
Chairman - The Ash Friends of Shooting Star Chase
We would like to thank Cheesmans, Spud-U-Like, A.G.Axtons, Little Brook Fuschias, Imprint Colour and CSL Group for their continued support.
A copy of Third Party Liability Insurance is available here.
The 5p Challenge
Would you like to help Shooting Star Chase raise £50,000? Well, you can! All that is needed is 1 million 5p pieces! Donate your five pence pieces, and help us raise £50,000 to fund a full-time nurse to care for children, young people and their families in their own homes. Full details of how you can help us to achieve this can be found here.
Ash Friends of Shooting Star Chase