Hundreds of employees have shown their generosity this Christmas by donating their time, and a wonderful selection of Christmas presents to our hospices.

Christmas donations

This year, we have introduced an Amazon Wish List as a convenient and useful donation option, which has proved hugely popular. We have received a fantastic array of sensory toys, creative items, cuddly toys, comfortable bedding for families to use and so much more, we are so thankful and know the children and families will love these gifts!

We are so grateful to our corporate supporters for providing volunteers to come and support us at events, including our Christmas Carol service, decorating the hospices to get them looking festive, providing highly skilled employees to wrap the kindly donated presents – and of course the amazing Christmas themed fundraisers!

Surrey Advertiser dropped by with two cars filled from their Christmas Present Appeal, and stopped for a photo shoot. We’ve been lucky enough to have been a part of their Christmas appeal for several years now, and are always overcome by the kindness and generosity of their supporters. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us each year.

Festive fundraisers

There has been a lot happening this Christmas to spread the cheer, and raise much needed funds for Shooting Star Chase! National Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th got everyone in to their woolen wonders, Fourfront Group held a Christmas Jumper competition for £2 an entry with a lovely bottle of champagne as the prize, and have held a wonderful charity auction raising £4000, whilst Ensono held a ‘Yuletide Market’ selling festive goodies, raising over £1000 split across two charities – a great fundraising and team building opportunity! A big thank you also to Berenberg who kindly supplied a donation of food and drink for our Ice Skating event at Hampton Court Ice Rink this year.

The presents are still coming in, and our thank yous are still going out! A huge thank you to the following corporates for their kind donations:

The Giving Tree – Heart Kent Bluewater

Karium

BMW UK

Linden Homes

Red Hat

ThisisNow

Krome Technologies

Fourfront Group

Verint

Surrey Advertiser

Otsuka

Akin Gump

Titan Storage Solutions

Mimecast

Cala Homes

Hitachi Capital

Lowery

Allianz

Gordon Murray Design

Childs Farm

Det-tronics UK

Ensono

Barlow Robbins

Cloudshift Group

Onyx Commodities 

SAP