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 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.
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.
Julia Lever is the Founder of 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 to start a children’s hospice in the South East.
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.
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.
Kate founded The Shooting Star Trust in 1995 overseeing the build of Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice, which opened in August 2005. She was awarded an MBE in 2007.
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.
Samantha Bond has been Patron of Shooting Star Chase for 12 years. Samantha appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for Shooting Star Chase, alongside designer gardener Diamuid Gavin and officially opened our Twickenham Shop.
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.
Andrew Castle is the former British Tennis No.1, presenter of GMTV for ten years and BAFTA nominee for BBC Tennis coverage. Andrew is Patron of Shooting Star Chase and appeared on the BBC quiz show ‘Pointless’ with his daughter Georgina, in aid of the charity.
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.
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.
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 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.
Keeley Hawes and her husband Matthew Macfadyen are keen visitors to Christopher’s hospice and have helped raise funds at events with their generous auction prizes, as well as lending their support at high-profile events.
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'.
Theo Paphitis has been a fantastic support through his business chain Ryman and donated gifts from his Red Letter Day collection, for special treats and occasions for the charity, as well as attended high-profile events.
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 for the children, parents and grandparents.
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 was appointed Patron of Shooting Star Chase in May 2015. Lauren has visited the hospices and enjoys welcoming families to our special Afternoon Tea hosted by her partner Simon Cowell, Vice President of Shooting Star Chase.