Plymouth Brethren Christian Church helps the Stars…

Plymouth Brethren donate to Shoorting Star CHASE

On Tuesday the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church donated £5000.00 to Shooting Star CHASE in support of the excellent work they do.

Mr Jeremy Payne, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Shooting Star CHASE was delighted to accept the generous donation presented by Church members Iain Cooper and his family from Surrey.

Shooting Star CHASE is your local children’s hospice charity caring for over 600 families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex.

Shooting Star CHASE aim to make every day count for children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions, and their families.  Shooting Star CHASE walk side-by-side with them on their journey, sharing the good times, and helping them through the tough times with practical, clinical and emotional support.

David King, chief executive of Shooting Star CHASE says;

“With continuing cuts in government funding and medical technology allowing children and teenagers to live longer but still not long enough, our charity needs support more than ever. Times may have changed since we were founded, but we will always put local children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions at the forefront of everything we do.”

Services are available 365 days a year.  Families receive our support free of charge, in their own homes and communities and at two children’s hospices, Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford.  These services include:

  • Planned short breaks at Christopher’s and Shooting Star House
  • Hospice at Home
  • Family support, counselling and therapies
  • Symptom management and paediatric palliative care
  • Sparkle Day Care at Shooting Star House and day visits to Christopher’s
  • Special activities so families can have fun together, creating special memories
  • Urgent support for families in a crisis
  • Care at the end of a child or teenager’s life
  • Ongoing bereavement support for the whole family

With no guaranteed Government funding Shooting Star CHASE must raise £23,000 a day to provide all these vital services.

6 thoughts on “Plymouth Brethren Christian Church helps the Stars…”

  1. cool stuff says:

    Love you Davina……love the top!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    DF3K We really hope that that the brethren are gifted the charity status they rightly deserve, we are not of your faith but find the local brthren so helpful and always willing to help people localy, they do so much good around the world with little or no reward except the knowledge that they have many people some good. so fingers crossed they get the charity status they need to help them continue with their good deeds.

  3. Carolyn says:

    Wow, what generosity! As regular users of the Christophers hospice in Guildford we can testify to the huge input necessary to care for the children there, many of whom would need constant care 24 hours a day. This will really help them in their never-ending work. Many thanks

  4. John says:

    I was interested in you priorities: Business then Church. Way down is family. Says it all, really

    1. Admin says:

      The ordering of the topic categories is in alphabetical order, that’s the way the website works! You raise a good point though, family values are a top priority for us.

    2. Cec says:


      You obviously don’t know these lovely people – just look @ some of the stastics compared to the ‘rest’ of us – their divorce rate is less than 5%!!! Surely that makes it very obvious that family life is a high priority to the brethren.

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