The Silver Star Society is part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity and raises money to help fund the INCREDIBLE Silver Star Unit at the JR Hospital – which provides special care to about 500 pregnant mothers and their unborn babies every year, who have serious and rare difficulties in pregnancy. The society also helps to fund life changing research into fetal medical, transforming the outlook for babies that encounter major problems before birth.
You may think that every hospital has such a Unit, but the Silver Star Unit is unique to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of skills and staff focused exclusively on the needs of a small but highly vulnerable group of pregnant women. For this reason, the Silver Star Unit is internationally recognised for its’ work and organisation.
You can help raise money for The Silver Star Society by taking part in their summer challenge!
The challenge to be inclusive for children of all ages and abilities. The idea is that you set your child a reasonable challenge by customising the number of laps the child has to complete in the challenge as well as the location they do it. If for any reason your child cannot scoot, do not be put off joining in, they could complete the challenge in any way possible (a few ideas could include bike, skip, walk, swim, be pushed along in buggy/wheel chair).The challenge could be completed as solo task or why not grab a group of friends and do it all together!
If your child does decide to take part, please ensure they are wearing all the appropriate safety equipment (helmet, knee/elbow pads etc) and that the location you choose is away from roads and enclosed.
Here is a sponsorship form or, if you would prefer, you can send your donation to us via www.justgiving.com/silverstarsociety or, set up your own fundraising page using Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving for example.
The Silver Star Society falls under the Oxford Hospitals Charity so please select this on the sites, and add our fund number to the page to ensure all your hard work reaches us! Our fund number is: 0347.
To pay in any CASH you collect, you can go to the cashiers’ office at the John Radcliffe Hospital and use Fund 0347 as a reference, or pay it into any bank using these details:
Lloyds Bank Account No: 00166331 Sort Code: 30-94-04 Ref: Fund 0347
For more information about the Silver Star Society, visit their website here.
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