A New Arrival !
It is with great pleasure that we can announce the latest arrival to our Committee! George Edward Day-Jones, the first child of Ed & Katy, arrived into this world on Saturday, 24th March 2018 weighing in at 5lb 2oz. Many, many congratulations to the proud parents.
Summer Fair / Classic Vehicle Show 2018
A date has now been set for next year's Summer Fair and Classic Vehicle Show. It is being held on Sunday, 8th July between 12:00pm and 4:00pm at Tongham Recreation Ground, Poyle Road, Tongham, Surrey, GU10 1DU. As last year, this will 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 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.
The Autumn/Winter 2017 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
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