Shooting Star Children's Hospices
Charity: Shooting Star Children's Hospices
Elmsleigh Shopping Centre has nominated Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as their ‘Charity Partner for 2022-23’. We are hoping to raise £2,500 over the next year to help Shooting Star Children’s Hospices to support local families caring for babies, children, and young people with life-limiting conditions, by offering them a range of nursing, practical, emotional, and medical care.
How we will run the campaign
Team representatives from Shooting Star Children’s Hospices will be in the mall at Elmsleigh Shopping Centre on various dates throughout the year, hopefully at least monthly, talking to the public and getting involved in our fundraising initiatives. We will also be raising money by taking on challenges and participating in specific events.
About Shooting Star Children's Hospices
Shooting Star Children's Hospices began as two separate charities - CHASE and The Shooting Star Trust. They merged in 2011 and changed their name in 2019 to Shooting Star Children's Hospices. In 2022, they are a leading charity which supports over 700 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Surrey and West London, providing care and support from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement.
According to the charity, it costs £10.1 million each year to keep their hospices open and maintain their current level of care, 80% of which needs to be raised.
Like many charities, Shooting Star Children's Hospices relies on the generosity of donations and support. One of the charity's hospices, Shooting Star House, is based in Hampton, close to Elmsleigh Shopping Centre. This, along with the aims and objectives of the charity, plus perceived energy of their team, appealed to the management at Elmsleigh Shopping Centre. We've partnered with them locally to work together to try and raise at least £2.5k. If successful, we will be happy to know that we are helping families in our local community when they need it the most.
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