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CooP Members fund our Happy Boxes!

CooP members have helped to fund the Happy Box Project sending happiness to children and young adults supported by Share A Star through the CooP Local Community Fund. A fantastic  £3,287 has been raised for the project! For the last … Continue reading

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London Marathon in 3 Days

On this Sunday our supporter Stacey Clarke will be running in the Virgin London Marathon. This is Stacey’s first marathon and she has chosen to raise funds for Share A Star and Cancer Research. Stacey has raised 73% of her … Continue reading

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London Marathon Runner supports Share A Star!

We are always pleased when our supporters take part in an event to help raise funds to allow us to keep doing the work we do. We have forged links with a number of schools to raise awareness of our … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon 2017

We have received an offer from a London Marathon participant to raise funds for us through sponsorship. If you are running and are looking for a charity to support then we have set up an event on our online donation … Continue reading

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Wainscott Primary Christmas Appeal Supports Share A Star

We were very pleased to hear that Medway’s Wainscott Primary School have chosen us to support for their Christmas Appeal. Wainscott Primary was charity founder Jessica’s primary school and is local to Share a Star’s HQ

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12 Stars of Christmas Packing

Volunteers busy packing the gifts for our 12 Stars of Christmas project were photographed by the Medway Messenger. The volunteers were sorting and packing at Asda Gillingham-Pier who kindly lent us the room and donated funds to the project. To … Continue reading

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IT issues hit referrals

We have identified an issue with our referrals submissions which has meant a number of referrals have not been processed as the team did not receive notification of the referral. We are really sorry and have started to contact people … Continue reading

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12 Stars of Christmas in Medway Messenger

As we draw closer to delivery of our Christmas campaign 12 Stars of Christmas the following appeared in the Medway Messenger today and should be repeated across Kent this week. Four of the 12 Stars of Christmas are from the … Continue reading

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12 Christmas Stars

Our press release has been issued to local press for our Christmas Campaign. Every day during the 12 Christmas Stars Campaign our charity volunteers will be travelling to one of the seriously ill youngsters and their families we support to … Continue reading

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Wedding Plans Overtake Parliament!

Plans to publicise Jessica’s recent trip to Parliament in the local press has caused her wedding plans to become a local (and maybe) national story. Jessica published a press release highlighting the recent visit to see local MP Kelly Tolhurst … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate and Cakes makes the papers

You may remember our post earlier about our Katie Star raising funds at Walderslade Girls School for Share A Star through a Hot Chocolate and Cake stall? Well the local papers finally published an article about it. Katie Star receiving … Continue reading

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New Phone Number

Share A Star now has its own direct dial geographical telephone number.  Our new number is 01634 542500  We are using a VOIP system installed by Chuckles last week. Prior to this we used a redirect 0845 local number. The … Continue reading

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Silent Auction Open for bids

Bid early in our Silent Auction at the Ball – bids now open online We have some fantastic Lots in our Silent Auction at the Starlit Spring Ball 2016. Here’s a chance to view what’s on offer…… You can start … Continue reading

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Swimming to success

Our lovely supporter Lauren Gladdis completed a sponsored swim this weekend to raise funds for Share A Star. Lauren completed 106 lengths, equivalent of 1.6 miles! Thank you so much Lauren and congratulations on completing your swim and for beating … Continue reading

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Meridian News – Points of Light

Jessica was interviewed by Meridian News following her Points of Light award this week. The interview will be broadcast tonight at 6pm. If you are not in the ITV Meridian broadcast area you can view online at ITV News/Meridian

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PM Awards Points of Light to Jessica

http://bit.ly/1TlSATK   Point of Light winner Jessica Taylor Jessica Taylor is today’s Point of Light for her work providing hope and support for hundreds of ill youngsters with her Share a Star charity. Here she explains the work she does … Continue reading

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Sponsored by Gordon Engraving

Our latest sponsor for our Starlit Spring Ball is the manufacturer of our acrylic holding stars, Gordon Engraving Ltd of Canterbury Thank you for your sponsorship and for making our stars! Tickets are selling fast for our ball – book … Continue reading

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Running Walking & Bike Challenge

You may remember Jennifer as a participant and fundraiser for Share A Star in the Great North Run for the last 2 years. [See her pic, far left on the photo below]. Jennifer met with Jessica after her 2nd run and … Continue reading

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Bookings Open for Starlit Spring Ball 2016

Our Starlit Spring ball will be on 9 April 2016 in Upchurch, Kent. This will be a fantastic celebration, fundraiser and chance to come and meet the team behind Share A Star at our glittering Black Tie Dinner & Dance. … Continue reading

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GNR 2015 raised over £1,200 so far!

Online sponsorship is showing £935 raised by our #GNR2015 runners so far. With other donations and declared offline sponsorship the sum raised so far has grossed £1,228.25. Our Gift Aid return was £193, just from you agreeing to us claiming … Continue reading

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This time next week…

Our runners will have completed the Great North Run and will be relaxing, some making their way south again. So, to make it all worthwhile for them, if you haven’t had the chance to sponsor them and are able to … Continue reading

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Tendai’s sponsorship page is live

Our final runner in the the Great North Run 2015 has now got her sponsorship page up and running.  Tendai is running with sponsorship from her employer Pulse Healthcare but still needs your support to raise funds! “So here I … Continue reading

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Morrisons Great North Run 2015

13-September-2015 We have five runners lined up for this year’s Great North Run for you to support including two of Jessica’s carers, one sponsored by our care provider agency Pulse Community Healthcare, the other running as an independant!     … Continue reading

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Rochester Grammar School Support – Incredible!

This year we have been greatly indebted to the incredibly kind support of Rochester Grammar School. Whilst being their “Charity of the Year” they have altogether raised over £3000 from their fundraising efforts. Jessica and Lorraine attended the Founders Day … Continue reading

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Our latest fundraiser is to attempt the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge next weekend. Jo Mings is taking part in the challenge to raise funds for Share A Star. Jo said “I have decided to walk the 26 mile route for … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat a success

Despite torrential downpour the SASOO team spirit was not dampened. For a team of untrained paddlers we did brilliantly. Thanks to all who participated and supported the work we do at Share A Star and towards Oakleys Outings.        … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat – how to paddle

For our novice Dragon Boat Paddlers (and that includes me!) here’s how to paddle!

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Fundraiser Pages – Dragon Boat Race

We are just over a week away from our 1st ever Dragon Boat Race in conjunction with the KM Group.  Our team “SASOO” is small but perfectly formed but we need to build some money to make all this effort … Continue reading

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Spare Change?

 Do you have spare change in your pockets or cluttering up the bedside table? We have the answer! Coming soon, our new home collecting boxes. We will post details of how to get hold of these fundraising boxes and you … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat Race – coming soon!

Our team is building for the KM Group’s Dragon boat race on 5 July (but we are still looking for additional crew!) Where? Mote Park, Maidstone When? 5 July – racing from 1000hrs Who? Could be you! Registration is £15 … Continue reading

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