Dame Joan Collins brought her trademark glitz and glamour to Fulham at the official opening of the newest Shooting Star Chase charity shop.
Shooting Star Chase provides care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families, and Dame Joan Collins, a Patron of the charity since 2003, officially opened the shop located on Fulham Road at 12noon. Joined by some children and their families who are supported by the charity, she showed them some of the items she had kindly donated – from designer hats to shoes, dresses, and coats.
Dame Joan Collins, Shooting Star Chase Patron said;
“I began my association with Shooting Star Chase in 2003. As a Patron, fifteen years on, I am delighted to still be a part of such a special charity. Sharing a huge variety of events to fundraise and raise awareness over the years has been a pleasure. I was even tasked to become a broker for a day! Meeting the children and the families, for whom Shooting Star Chase is vital, remains at the heart of what I enjoy most about being a Patron. I am very happy to be opening the latest Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Fulham and wish it all the success that their other charity shops have achieved. I am thrilled to be able to donate clothes, shoes, and accessories from my own personal wardrobe. I hope its presence will help continue Shooting Star Chase’s wonderful work and benefit all those families who need its support now and in the future.”
Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase said;
“We are honored at Shooting Star Chase to have Dame Joan as a Patron. Her hard work and commitment to our charity is tireless. She brings compassion, commitment, and sparkle. We are thrilled that Dame Joan will open our fantastic and exciting new Fulham charity shop and has donated such a vast amount of her fabulous wardrobe.”
A longtime supporter of Shooting Star Chase, Dame Joan Collins regularly donates items from her personal wardrobe to the charity’s shops, she has treated supported families to exclusive Afternoon Tea’s at the Dorchester and breakfasts at Selfridges, officially opening the Weybridge shop and has appeared on Celebrity Deal or No Deal and Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to raise funds for the charity.
Shooting Star Chase have a growing number of shops, now with a total of 11 across London and Surrey, all run by an amazing team of more than 220 dedicated volunteers. The shops play a vital role in helping the charity fund their care service, offering a huge range of pre-loved high-quality items.
You can find the shop at:
674 Fulham Road,