COMEDIAN and presenter Joel Dommett enjoyed a sunny summer morning spending time with children, young people and their families at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices on Saturday 3 June.
Joel visited the charity’s west London hospice, Shooting Star House, one of two hospices run by the charity. Shooting Star Children’s Hospices supports children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across West London and Surrey.
Joel began his visit wearing a Panda mask – when everyone shouted ‘take it off’ and Joel revealed he was the masked guest, the children were given a wonderful surprise. Joel spent time chatting with families and joined in with a special mask-making arts and craft session. He also joined in with playing The Masked Singer board game.
Joel said of his visit:
“The impact of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is unbelievably important for people who feel like there are no other options. When you’re presented with something as horrific as what they’re having to deal with, just feeling like you have some form of hope in that world of darkness must be unbelievably helpful.”
Karen Sugarman MBE, Executive Vice-President at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said:
“Joel has been a supporter of us for many years, so it was wonderful to welcome him for the first time to Shooting Star House. The children had so much fun spending time with him and taking part in some Masked Singer activities.”
Over the years, Joel has taken part in a special comedy night in aid of the charity and was compere for Vice-President Tony Hadley’s virtual concert fundraiser in 2020; and most recently was Master of Ceremonies for a comedy fundraising event held by one the charity’s corporate supporters, Cloudshift, in 2021.