HRH The Countess of Wessex

Our Royal Patron – HRH The Countess of Wessex The Countess officially opened our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, in 2002 and continues to support Shooting Star Chase with regular visits to both hospices and hosting major fundraising events.

Simon Cowell

Learn about our Vice President – Simon Cowell Simon Cowell was appointed Vice President of Shooting Star Chase in May 2015 and has been supporting the charity since 2003. Simon makes regular visits to both hospices and enjoys time chatting with the children and young people. Every year, Simon kindly hosts a special Afternoon Tea…

Tony Hadley

Our Patron – Tony Hadley Tony Hadley is Vice President of Shooting Star Chase. He has performed with his band and his swing band at some of the charity’s most high-profile events, including The Shooting Star Chase Ball and at an exclusive annual tea hosted by Simon Cowell. Tony also duetted with Patron Michael Ball…

Michael and Sarah More-Molyneux

Learn about our Patrons, Michael and Sarah More-Molyneux Vice President Michael More-Molyneux has been involved in the charity since the very beginning. As owners of the Loseley Estate, the More-Molyneux family generously made their land available for the build of Christopher’s hospice, which is named in memory of their son Christopher. Along with his wife Sarah,…

Tim Oliver

Learn about our Vice President – Tim Oliver Vice President Tim Oliver, has donated a significant amount of his time to the charity over the last 15 years. He was a member of the Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2014, including Chair of Trustees of The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. Tim and his wife…

Julia Lever MBE

Learn about our Vice President – Julia Lever MBE Julia Lever is the Founder of CHASE and now Vice President of Shooting Star Chase. Julia set up the charity in 1991 after reading an article in a national newspaper about a hospice in Birmingham.  After contacting the hospice and arranging a visit, Julia was determined…

Kate Turner MBE

Our Vice President – Kate Turner MBE Kate Turner Founder of The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice and Vice President of Shooting Star Chase. Kate founded The Shooting Star Trust in 1995 overseeing the build of Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice, which opened in August 2005. In 2007 Kate was awarded the MBE.

Camilla Al Fayed

Our Patron – Camilla Al Fayed Camilla Al Fayed is greatly committed to Shooting Star Chase and has enjoyed many visits to both our hospices meeting the children and families. Through the AlFayed Charitable Foundation, Camilla and her father, generously support the charity bringing financial sustainability and support to our vital work. In 2012 the…

Sir Vincent Cable

Our Patron – Sir Vince Cable Sir Vince Cable spearheaded a campaign across the Shooting Star Chase retail chain to encourage volunteers to give a helping hand, even lending a hand at our Teddington shop himself. Sir Vince also kindly donated the glass sculpture in the Shooting Star House memory garden in memory of his late wife…

Michael Ball OBE

Our Patron – Michael Ball OBE Michael Ball OBE has brought the world of music and stage to the charity with three star-studded concerts, raising money for vital transportation at both hospices to help children and teenagers enjoy days out. The charity benefited from a special evening at Michael’s award-winning ‘Sweeney Todd’, as well as…

Samantha Bond

Our Patron – Samantha Bond Samantha Bond has been Patron of Shooting Star Chase for 12 years. Best known as ‘Miss Moneypenny’ to Pierce Brosnan’s 007, and from TV’s Outnumbered and Downton Abbey, Samantha appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for Shooting Star Chase, alongside designer gardener Diamuid Gavin and officially opened our…

Andrew Castle

Our Patron – Andrew Castle Andrew Castle is the former British Tennis No.1, presenter of GMTV for ten years and BAFTA nominee for BBC Tennis coverage. Andrew is pro-active Patron of Shooting Star Chase and appeared on the BBC quiz show ‘Pointless’ with his daughter Georgina, in aid of the charity.

Dame Joan Collins DBE

Our Patron – Dame Joan Collins DBE International superstar Dame Joan Collins has hosted many glittering events for Shooting Star Chase including Christmas with Joan Collins at The Dorchester and has appeared on Deal or No Deal, winning £15,000 for the charity. Joan also co-hosted tea every year at Harrods for Shooting Star Chase families. In…

Martin Davis

Our Patron – Martin Davis Entrepreneur and businessman Martin Davis, first became involved with the charity as a Patron in 2003. Martin and his wife Alison have helped raise significant sums, by securing many money-can’t-buy auction prizes and organising major events. Martin has given his own personal holiday home to raise money at Shooting Star…

Bobby Davro

Our Patron – Bobby Davro Bobby Davro brings the light and laughter to Shooting Star Chase and has performed for the charity many times with fellow Patrons. Bobby cut the cake at Shooting Star House’s 5th birthday party and put together an evening of comedy and music at Syon Park, raising £50,000 for the charity.

Chris and Natasha Evans

Our Patrons – Chris and Natasha Evans Chris Evans and wife Natasha often visit the hospice at special family events including the Summer Fun Day and the Christmas Winter Wonderland. Chris also helped with fundraising activities, representing Shooting Star Chase at the celebrity Pro-Am at the 2013 BMW PGA Championship.

Philip Glenister

Our Patron – Philip Glenister Philip Glenister has hosted two celebrity golf events at the prestigious Wentworth Club and represented the charity in the Celebrity Pro-Am at the 2013 BMW PGA Championship, the flagship European Tour event which, in 2013, was in aid of Shooting Star Chase. Philip also helped host Michael Ball’s star-studded West…

Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen

Our Patrons – Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen Keeley Hawes and her husband Matthew Macfadyen are keen visitors to Christopher’s hospice and have taken part in a special Carol Concert in aid of the charity, screened on ITV. They have helped raise funds at events with their generous auction prizes, as well as lending their…

Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen

Our Patrons – Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen have been supporters for many years. In January 2006, Laurence and his wife Jackie won £500,000 on behalf of Shooting Star Chase in a special Celebrity Valentine’s Day edition of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’. This actual show won a National TV Award,…

Theo Paphitis

Our Patron – Theo Paphitis Theo Paphitis has been a fantastic support through his business chain Ryman and helping with gifts from his Red Letter Day collection, for special treats and occasions for the charity, as well as attending high-profile events.

Sir Cliff Richard OBE

Our Patron – Sir Cliff Richard OBE Sir Cliff Richard performed the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at Shooting Star House in 2004. Recently Sir Cliff performed a rendition of his hit ‘Summer Holiday’ at our Hampton Hospice, with a sing-a-long with the children, parents and grandparents.

Phillip Schofield

Our Patron – Phillip Schofield Phillip Schofield has attended many Shooting Star Chase events to meet families supported by the charity, as well as visiting out Guildford hospice.

Lauren Silverman

Our Patron – Lauren Silverman Lauren Silverman was appointed Patron of Shooting Star Chase in May 2015. Lauren has enjoyed hospice visits meeting children and families and enjoys welcoming the families to our special Afternoon Tea hosted by Lauren’s partner Simon Cowell, Vice President of Shooting Star Chase.  Lauren also enjoys hosting tables at The…