Krome celebrate another year of fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Over the past 12 months, by taking part in a variety of fundraising challenges, Krome has raised an outstanding £10,629 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, a local children’s hospice charity.

Krome formed a corporate partnership with Shooting Star Children Hospice’s back in September 2018, and the company and its staff, have shown great commitment in their fundraising efforts over the past 3 years for this incredibly worthy charity, raising a total amount of £25,578 since becoming a corporate sponsor.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity, caring for babies, children, and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. The charity has two hospices, Shooting Star House in Hampton, and Christopher’s in Guildford. They provide support for families from diagnosis, to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional, and medical care.

It costs £8.8 million a year for the charity to maintain their level of care, and just 8% of that income comes from central government funding, meaning that they rely heavily on supporters’ generosity to keep their services running.

“Throughout the pandemic we have continued to provide the very best support to families, from diagnosis, to end of life and throughout bereavement, with a range of nursing, practical, emotional, and medical care. When families are facing the unimaginable, we are there to provide them with the time, space and support they need to say goodbye.

This has been such a difficult time for everyone, and we are humbled by the continuous support of individuals and companies like Krome. Without this ongoing funding, we simply couldn’t provide the care that we do to families when they truly need it most and for that, we’re eternally grateful.”

Alex Rennie, Corporate Relationship Manager, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

It is important to Krome to be able to support a local charity, one that enables the team to make a positive impact within the local community in Surrey; Shooting Star Children’s Hospices supports 700 families living across Surrey and London.

Dee Mager, Marketing Director and Head of Culture at Krome explains: “Over the past year, despite the difficult and unpredictable circumstances, we are incredibly proud to see that the team have continued to be as proactive as ever in their efforts to support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices; leaping into a variety of fundraising activities and challenges, some that have been organised by SSCH, such as their brilliant Space Race, miles to the moon mission, where our Krome team racked up an astronomical 3,728.3 miles and raised £4,933, and more recently the Snowdon Sunrise climb, where 6 of our colleagues joined the SSCH team to climb Mount Snowdon, overnight in time to catch the sunrise.

Additionally, we’ve had members of our team take on their own challenges, such as skydiving out of a plane at 12,000ft. We have also just had a member of the team complete the London Marathon this weekend, raising an incredible £2,700 in sponsorship. Whilst this year of fundraising activities has come to an end, we are already stepping into the next challenge, with a group of 25 of us currently participating in the “Making every step count” challenge, by completing 310k steps each throughout October.”

With all the fundraising efforts that the Krome team have taken part in, they have successfully managed to raise an outstanding £10,629 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices between their annual fundraising period which runs Sept 2020 – Sept 2021.

“Although the past year may not have been the easiest, with covid restrictions still in force, we are incredibly proud of the team at Krome for all of their hard work and effort. Every step, run, ride or sponsor, and time spent, has helped us to support this very deserving cause and we look forward to continuing to show our support in the immediate future with different fundraising challenges and volunteering plans,” commented Dee Mager.

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