Stirling Ackroyd June Charity Bike expected to raise £6000+ for essential end-of-life care for children and their families
On the morning of Friday 24th June, a team from Stirling Ackroyd will leave our West Byfleet Head Office with a goal to cycle to every branch in our network within 24-hours – a distance of approximately 150 miles. Expected to finish one day later we are fundraising for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
During this epic challenge, we will be joined by our Stirling Ackroyd colleagues, some of whom will join the journey for just a few branches or all – depending on stamina and the mood! Other team fundraisers will be covering the same distance at home or in the gym on a static bike or smart trainer! Everyone can get involved.
We’ll be raising funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and your donations will help make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions, and their families.
To sign up to Stirling Ackroyd’s London to Surrey Bike Race – Click Here. So far including Gift Aid we have raised almost £3500. Do join in the fun!
Hospice care offers a wide range of services. People think of a children’s hospice as a sad place, and sad things do happen here, but it’s a bright and sunny place. We have swings out in the garden, like any playground, and children do enjoy their time here.
Anne Carey, Head of Corporate Engagement for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
To learn more, go to https://www.shootingstar.org.uk
Your Donations Can Make A Big Difference.
Pays for a child’s name to be engraved on a star or leaf to hang on the memory trees in our bereavement gardens, giving families somewhere to visit and remember.
Pays for hand and foot casts and a memory box, giving families somewhere to keep and treasure precious moments and memories.
Funds the annual servicing costs of a cold blanket ensuring it is always available for families who want to say goodbye in their own time after their child has died.
Pays for an hour of support from our specialist Symptom Management team to help manage and ease a child’s symptoms.
Covers the cost of the Family Support Line for one week so that we can be ready to answer any question and provide guidance to our 700 families.
Funds one night of emergency respite care.
Covers the cost of heating the hydrotherapy pool for three months. Our hydrotherapy pools are a safe space for families to create special memories. The pool also provides physical benefits helping muscle tone and strength, enabling mobility not possible out of the water.
Pays for three months pre-bereavement support for a family, providing essential guidance on pain management, family and sibling support and anticipatory grief.
Pays for our annual Memory Days for bereaved families, where families can visit the hospice and celebrate the life of their child with other bereaved families.
Would pay for a bed at the hospice for one week for respite of step down care.