Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice Vice President, Simon Cowell and patron Lauren Silverman, led a host of stars in treating supported children and their families to an exclusive afternoon tea at The Dorchester in London on Friday 25 May.

The couple welcomed children cared for by Shooting Star Chase, along with their families, to one of the world’s most iconic hotels on Park Lane. They were joined by fellow Vice President Tony Hadley, patron Martin Davis and friends of the children’s hospice charity including Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from band Blue and presenter Chris Tarrant.

Anita Dorchester Tea

Skye and family

The families, who are all cared for by Shooting Star Chase at the charity’s hospices in Hampton and Guildford, were also joined by children’s television stalwart Basil Brush.

The exclusive afternoon tea – which was provided by The Dorchester as part of their ongoing support for the charity – was held in the prestigious Gold Room. As well as enjoying an exclusive afternoon tea, guests were treated to a pick ‘n’ mix sweet cart, goody bags including Num Noms generously provided by MGA Entertainment and Shooting Star Chaser cocktails for the children.

Celebrities in attendance spent time chatting with families, posing for photographs and signing autographs to make it a day to remember. Families were also treated to Blue singing a special acoustic version of their hit ‘One Love.’

Blue Dorchester Tea

Karen Sugarman, Shooting Star Chase’s Director of Fundraising, said: “It was a wonderful afternoon and we can’t thank Simon and Lauren and The Dorchester enough for hosting such a brilliant event. It’s fantastic to welcome our Vice President Tony Hadley, patrons and celebrity friends and for making each Shooting Star Chase supported family feel really special. The children and families cared for by Shooting Star Chase are going through truly unimaginable circumstances, and it’s fantastic to be able to offer them an opportunity to take time out in such iconic and stunning surroundings, enjoy some treats, meet some famous faces – and ultimately make special memories together.”

Sophie and Basil Dorchester Tea

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