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Shooting Star Children’s Hospices announce new Patron

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has announced that comedian, TV presenter and author, Joel Dommett, is to become a Patron of the children’s hospice charity. The charity supports babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across west London and Surrey.

Joel has supported Shooting Star Children’s Hospices for the past six years, hosting two comedy nights and being compere for Tony Hadley’s virtual concert fundraiser in 2020.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices announce new Patron

Joel recently visited the charity’s west London hospice, Shooting Star House, spending time meeting families, volunteers and staff. He made a fantastic surprise entrance as a The Masked Singer contestant disguised as a panda and later took time to join in with a mask-making arts and crafts session with the children.

Joel joins the charity’s existing Vice-Presidents and Patrons including Dame Joan Collins DBE, Simon Cowell, Tony Hadley MBE, Michael Ball OBE, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, PhilipGlenister and Samantha Bond. The charity’s Royal Patron is HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices announce new Patron

Joel has spoken passionately about the work of the charity, he said:

“The impact of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is unbelievably important for people who feel like there are no other options. When you are presented with something as horrific as what the families are having to deal with, just feeling like you have some form of hope in that world of darkness must be unbelievably helpful. I am proud to become a Patron and look forward to helping to create further awareness and spending time meeting more families.”

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices announce new Patron

Karen Sugarman MBE, Executive Vice-President of the charity said:

“It’s an absolute honour to have Joel join us as a Patron. We know that he will bring so much happiness to the children, young people and their families and his visits to our hospices will bring light, laughter and great awareness of our work. It’s wonderful to welcome Joel into the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices family.”

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