Make Every Moment Count

Days at home with 3 young children is hard, I wont lie....sometimes its a little bit rubbish. Some mornings are full of tantrums, that is until Great Nanny Sandra knocks at the door at 11am and brings with her a bag of goodies! From cakes and biscuits to bananas and strawberries, their is always something in a bag, without fail! 


Most days with this comes an air of calm when I can catch my breath as I make us both a cuppa, as Jenson gets himself ready for school with the bribe excitement of a treat at the end of it! 

The time when you can take a breather and realise that yes you have had a crazy mad and sometimes rubbish morning...but look, just look at them sat there, all smiles and full of love. That moment you realise they don't hate you...they hate that you wouldn't let them have cake for breakfast...

The moment that you realise how lucky you are to have healthy children, the moment you realise you couldn't be without them.

I cant imagine what it would be like to ever lose a child, nothing can prepare you for this. Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice and charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.  Supporting families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. It's aim to make every moment count. 

They provide support free of charge to families, 365 days a year. The charity’s care service includes short breaks at two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family. 

They have found that one of the ways to help parents is to find new way's to remember and commemorate their loved ones, their children. That is why for the last 3 years they have ran the Sunrise Walk.

The Sunrise Walk is a positive way to commemorate a child who has died, whilst making a difference.  By taking part and raising much-needed funds so that the charity can continue to provide a lifeline for parents who are learning to live alongside the loss of a child.

As the Sunrise Walk heads into it third year it has so far attracted over 500 walkers who have raised an impressive £85,000. For 2015 we’re looking for 300 walkers and we aim to raise over £40,000.

With three routes to choose from in a picturesque setting, anyone can take part – whether you’re an experienced walker or enjoy a stroll with your family and friends.

This years walk takes place on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 4:30am at the beautiful Ham House near Richmond, Surrey and starts with lighting a paper lantern to remember a loved one.

If your around that area why not take part? Find out more here: http://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/sunrisewalk/

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