Summer Fun Day 2020 *CANCELLED*
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 situation we have been forced to cancel our Family Fun Day at Aldershot Traco Club on Sunday, 12th July. We are in the process of organising a date for this event in 2021!
Virtual Balloon Race
As part of our fundraising efforts you can purchase balloons which will be taking part in a Virtual Balloon race which is on 2nd June 2020 with balloons being "launched" from Westminster Abbey . Balloons are £3 each and can be purchased here. You could win £500 cash, an Apple iPad or one of ten £10 Book Tokens!
One of our Committee, Vicky Kimber, is taking part in the 100Km South Coast Challenge this year raising much needed funds for Shooting Star Children's Hospices. She is looking for sponsors and would appreciate your help in raising her target of £1,200. If you would like to help her out please visit her fundraising page at JustGiving and donate!
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.
Who Are We and What Do We Do ?
The Ash Friends of Shooting Star Children's Hospices are a group of dedicated volunteers raising money for Shooting Star Children's Hospices, 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 £10 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 Children's Hospices
We would like to thank Peter and Emma Chambers of Chambers Waste Management PLC, Gordon Tyerman of CCTV Training and Logistics, Pyramid Steel Aldershot and Dan Broda at CSL Transport for their continued support.
A copy of Third Party Liability Insurance is available here.
The 5p Challenge
Would you like to help Shooting Star Children's Hospices 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