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Shooting Star Chase is 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, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.


Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our 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 just to maintain our current level of care. Around 10% of that income comes from government funding, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.


Our promise to our lovely supporters: If you are kind enough to help us, we want to make sure you have a great experience as part of our fantastic community of supporters. It’s only thanks to your generosity that we are here to make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. It’s important to us that you are happy and communicated with in the right way.

We promise that:

  • We will never share your details with other organisations.

  • We communicate appropriately and sensitively and are especially careful when engaging with vulnerable people.

  • For every £1 you give, 76p will be spent helping children and their families.

  • We will keep you up to date with inspiring news from our care team and the families you are helping.

  • You will always be able to let us know how you would like to be communicated with or if you would prefer not to be contacted.

  • Our database is constantly updated to ensure we have correct contact details and communication preferences.

  • Our Supporter Care Services Team are always happy to help. You can contact them on 01932 823100 or at

  • We adopt best fundraising practice by regulatory bodies, and will continue to do so as these are updated.

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