Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Royal Patron of Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice, hosted a special reception for supporters of the hospice at Buckingham Palace last week.
The Countess met the charity’s Vice Presidents Simon Cowell and Tony Hadley, Patrons including Dame Joan Collins, Lauren Silverman and Phillip Schofield, and many of the hospice’s key supporters.
The evening was held to highlight the charity’s vital work and to recognise the incredible support the guests give to the charity, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, across London and Surrey.
The Countess spent time meeting the guests before speeches commenced. Shooting Star Chase Chief Executive Nigel Harding welcomed and thanked guests before introducing The Countess who said a few words about how important their support was. Then the charity’s Director of Fundraising Development, Karen Sugarman gave a speech before introducing a poignant and moving video.
The guests were then treated to a special performance from the charity’s Vice President Tony Hadley and his band, who performed a special live set that included True, Gold and songs from his new album.
Nigel Harding Chief Executive of Shooting Star Chase said:
“It was such a special evening and we cannot thank HRH The Countess of Wessex and those at Buckingham Palace enough for hosting a truly wonderful event. It was a real honour to be able to welcome so many special people in such iconic and stunning surroundings; and to thank them for all their support in helping us continue to provide the vital care that is so desperately needed for families facing the unimaginable.”
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