In 2020, we opened our doors to our long awaited family hub! We use the space for meetings, to host therapy sessions for our families, for fundraising, to store our toy haul- but most of all as a safe space for any family facing a childhood cancer diagnosis.
The comfortable family room is a safe space, with sensory equipment, toys, books and a tv. Many of our wonderful volunteers have their own children- and the hub has been invaluable for the volunteers to be able to come and know that their children also have something to do.
Our volunteers actively encourage their children to get involved under their supervision, which instils wonderful charitable values in them!
Please note that whilst the staff at My Shining Star are DBS checked, no children are ever left alone without one of their own family members.