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Virgin London Marathon 2017

We have received an offer from a London Marathon participant to raise funds for us through sponsorship. If you are running and are looking for a charity to support then we have set up an event on our online donation pages. You can set up your own fundraising page by clicking on the link here. You can collect online payments here and for those who are eligible we can collect Gift Aid too, meaning their donation is boosted by 25%!

Runners who are raising funds for us will receive a charity running shirt and we will share your details on our social media sites.

Contact us for more details.

The Virgin London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to the Greenwich Observatory. Runners then make their way through Woolwich, past the Thames Barrier and then Cutty Sark. They will then continue towards Bermondsy. At the twelve-mile point they will see Tower Bridge, which they cross before turning right towards Canary Wharf. Next on towards Limehouse and the 20-miles stage, where many runners may ‘hit the wall’ as their bodies run out of energy. Those who continue will pass the Tower of London, run along Embankment, past the Houses of Parliament and past Nelson’s Column reaching the final 500m along Birdcage Walk, past Buckingham Palace and over the finish line to the sound of well-deserved cheers

Please make sure you have secured a place in this event before you start fundraising.
Contact Information Tel. : +44 (0)20 7902 0200
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Event date

23-April-2017 09:00 – 

Superstore Fundraiser in Strood

Tesco’s store in Strood hosted Oakley’s Outings / Share a Star in their entrance hall to raise awareness and funds today. Lorraine and Steven Orange manned the stall all day with help from friends. Fellow trustee Colin Taylor joined them at lunchtime. 

Thanks to all who supported the charity, £177.70 was collected and more people are aware of Share S Star and Oakley’s Outings. Thanks also to Tesco Strood for hosting us. 

Carols at the Superstore Strood

OCarolsn Tuesday 13 December Oakleys Outings/Share A Star will be in the foyer of Tesco’s, Strood with some Christmas music (we may even sing a few carols!) and our collecting buckets.

Come along and see us from 9am.

Tesco Strood

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Tesco Strood 51.394841, 0.490994

Sshh! Tesco Staff silently raising funds for Oakley’s Outings

Sshh! Tesco Staff silently raising funds for Oakley’s Outings

Medway, May 26, 2016:  A Tesco’s Strood employee wanted to raise a smile on young Oakley Orange’s face and Oakley saw this as an opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for the project named after him, Oakley’s Outings.  Glad Kinzett, cashier, is known to be a “bit of a talker” thought it would be a challenge to stage a sponsored silence. It will be difficult to be silent when working on the tills so Tesco’s have raised the bar and through their Community Champion Oakley’s Outings had a stall at the store where customers could find out about the work the parent charity, Share A Star, do through Oakley’s Outings and its other projects. Glad manned the stall, quietly, from 8am to midday when other staff will took over. Share a Star trustee Lorraine Orange called in at the store to lend a hand and Tesco's mascot was there too.



As well as raising awareness of Oakleys Outings the event raised £183.

We would like to thank Glad and Tesco's Strood for supporting the day. The monies raised will help fund another outing for a severely ill child with their family.

Tombola Appeal

Two lovely ladies are doing a tombola to raise funds for Oakleys Outings in July.  We are asking for donations for the stall please. Tins, chocs smellies anything that would be suitable for a tombola stall please. 
Contact Lorraine if you are able to donate. Email 

Share A Star Runners in Great North Run



Team Share A Star Runners!
Team Share A Star Runners from last year’s race

We have five runners lined up for this year’s Great North Run for you to support including two of Jessica’s carers, one sponsored by our care provider agency Pulse Community Healthcare, the other running as an independant!

Pulse Community Healthcare




Our runners this year are:

  • Sadie Hancock – “Wadie the Great North wunner!” Jessica’s carer…

  • Tendai Musendekwa [sponsored by Pulse Community Healthcare]

  • Jennifer Davis – this is Jennifer’s 2nd year running for Share A Star

  • Nicholas Bannister – Local lad No1 [Newcastle] “I am running the Great North Run this year to raise money for Share a Star. They are a fantastic organisation who have helped someone dear to me.”

  • Michael Price – Local Lad No2 [Newcastle] “Despite vowing never to run another Great North run, I once again find myself preparing to put myself through one of the world’s biggest half marathons! What better way to celebrate the day than knowing that you’ve helped put a smile on a sick child’s / young person’s face!”

Click on their name to be redirected to their online giving page…..

Dragon Boat Race – July 5

dragonboatOur team is building for the KM Group’s Dragon boat race on 5 July (but we are still looking for additional crew!)

Where? Mote Park, Maidstone

When? 5 July – racing from 1000hrs

Who? Could be you! Registration is £15 to include a team T-shirt – find out more here.

Here are some of our participants who have set up their own giving pages. Please support and sponsor them or if you can’t decide who, click on the Visit Our Events Page button at the bottom.

  • Richard Llewellyn’s fundraising page

    • “Hello. I’m really pleased to be helping Share A Star again in their fundraising endeavours. They thought I’d be keen because they know I like kayaking, I just kind of hope the lack of paddling skill I possess transfers better to rowing! Share A Star do some great work supporting severely unwell children and young people. Any support you can give will make an amazing difference.”
  • Sandi James’s  fundraising page

  • Brandon Longworth from Sky High Radio’s fundraising page

    • Steven Jenner has an injury preventing him from paddling but he’s going to add some rhythm by beating the dragon boat’s drum for us! So he needs some sponsorshiptoo!
  • Helen Crampton’s  fundraising page

  Dragon Boat Race