Friday, 4 January 2013

Christmas Presents for Local Children's Hospice

Your lovely donated gifts!
We hope you all had a lovely break over the Christmas and New Year period! To celebrate the start of 2013 we thought we’d blog about the very kind gifts Kingston University students and staff donated at the end of last year to Shooting Star CHASE.

Each year KUSU invites students and staff to donate toys and gifts to local charities that need them. This year gifts were donated to Shooting Star CHASE. This charity cares for local families with a child or teenager with a life-limiting condition. They currently help over 600 families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex. They provide nursing, advice, practical help and emotional support. Their services are available 365 days a year, and families receive their support free of charge, in their own homes and communities and at two children’s hospices.

Thanks to your generosity KUSU had to make three(!) trips to drop presents off at Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton. The gifts were used at the hospice, for kids staying over the Christmas period, and by their staff when they visit families at home and were very much appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who donated something! The quality and number of gifts was incredibly high this year and you really helped to make a difference to local families in need.

Jemma Houghton and Alex Britton
KUSU Volunteer Coordinators

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