Last week the new Chaplaincy Team was faced with the task of finding and nominating suitable local charities that would benefit from the school’s support this year. Many amazing charities were put forward; however the charity that we collectively agreed on was Shooting Star.
Shooting Star is a children’s hospice charity based in Guildford. They support children across London and Surrey with life limiting illnesses, as well as supporting their families. Support is provided from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement.
Shooting Star does this by offering a range of nursing, practical and emotional medical care. This includes respite breaks and an extensive range of counselling and therapy support groups for the whole family, for as long as they may need. Their symptom management and palliative care enables very sick children to be supported either at the child’s home or at their hospices, helping the children feel comfortable and cared for.
So we are happy to announce that our fundraising this year will be for Shooting Star, and for our global charity, ODNS Cobham Outreach.