Nothing makes me happier than writing about events that involve the Royal Family and Children’s Hospices. I was so happy today to learn that Sophie stopped in at Shooting Star House to meet families and celebrate Valentine’s Day just a little early.
Sophie visited Shooting Star House and met with some of the children and families being supported right now.
Sophie is Patron of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and it is a role she has held since 2002.
The Shooting Star Children’s Hospices updated their name in February 2019, after eight years of being known as Shooting Star Chase following the merger of two separate children’s hospice charities.
The organization focuses on supporting over 700 children and their families throughout Surrey and 15 boroughs of London.
Sophie previously praised the work of those involved in running Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, saying: ‘Thank you for what you do in looking after these wonderful and beautiful children.
‘The care and love that you show to every single child who comes through the door is immeasurable.
‘You are their family when they’re here. The parents trust you completely with their children and no price can be put on that.
‘And to all of the people who are helping to fund this amazing organization, thank you – it’s a very special place and I know that many families couldn’t survive without Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.’
Sophie has won my heart as a patron because she has really put in the work, quietly visiting the Children’s Hospices MANY TIMES over the last 20 years. You can tell from the photos that she is comfortable getting tucked right in and spending time with these families.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020, The Countess has supported Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, volunteering her time, helping staff and volunteers at two of their charity shops in Weybridge and Hampton Hill.
Our Platinum Jubilee Fundraiser for Children’s Hospices
If you are inspired by the work done by these wonderful Children’s Hospices and want to do something to help Shooting Star Children’s Hospices , or any of the other Children’s Hospices that have a Royal Patron, then please take a moment and read this article about the massive Platinum Jubilee fundraiser we have set up. You can donate to the various Children’s Hospices, or purchase a limited edition shirt or tote bag to raise funds to be shared among 10 facilities.