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…..

Share A Star’s Cool Oakley Bug on his travels

 The Oakley Cool Bug is on his travels again. Do you recognise the skyline behind him? 
He arrived in Delhi, India with trustee “Chuckles” and Ruby who are visiting as part of the work Colin does as trustee of Adventure Ashram charity. They are heading for the Spiti Valley on the Himalayas for the grand opening of a community centre the charity had helped fund. 

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

Oakley’s Outings T shirts now available online

At the Spring Fair last weekend we were able to launch our new T shirts to support Oakley’s Outings and Share A Star.

Online Store
Share A Star’s online store


Our new T-shirts can now be purchased online and we can deliver to you (see store for postage costs) or arrange for their collection through Oakley’s Outings. Click the Buy Now button, below to add to your basket.

Buy Now


You can see a range of other Share A Star items including hoodies, vest tops, wristbands and artwork. We hope to be launching some jewellery ranges too.

We can take credit or debit cards through our secure PayPal account or you can pay direct from your PayPal account.

Race the Dragon for Charity

Dragon Boat RaceShare A Star have just signed up for a boat at the KM Charity Team’s Dragon Boat Race in Mote Park, Maidstone on 5 July 2015.

We will be looking for a team of up to 33 members* to represent Share A Star and Oakley’s Outings. We will be looking for a small booking fee to cover our entry costs and a team t-shirt (or wet suit!). Above that we will be asking participants to raise sponsorship via our online events pages. We will have a Team page under our Team name “SaSOO” and individuals will be able to have their own giving page off the main page for your individual pleas to friends, family and strangers! Teams of 11 will compete in 3 races over a 250m course so the more members we have the less energy we will need!

*Anyone aged from 14 can take part and Race the Dragon

We will also be booking a stall to promote the charity and our work including the Oakley’s Outings project. So if your partner is racing perhaps you can volunteer to man the stall for an hour…

Look out for further news and how to register your interest in participating in our team.

Funday raises £500

St Francis church hall was the venue for a Spring Fair to raise funds for Oakley’s Outings at Share A Star yesterday.  Thanks to Kaz and Paula for organising and to those who supported. 

Over £500 was raised to enable us to arrange Outings for our Stars, seriously unwell children. Here’s a few pics from the day…



Bringing Hope and Sparkle through our Outings