Monday, 03 March 2014

A social event for children and families on the STARS programme raised smiles, support and shared memories at Hollywood Bowl.

Delighted children and their familes on a STARS grief programme at Peace Hospice Care were bowled over by the generosity of Hollywood Bowl and West Herts College.


The kind hearted gesture was made available for the ten bereaved youngsters and their families and gave them an opportunity to come together, socialise and have a memorable moment.


As well as trying their luck in the bowling lanes they tucked into hearty portions of refreshments, including a free lunch box from Hollywood Bowl, and also had an opportunity to try out face painting applied by a West Herts College volunteer.


'Today has been a fantastic day. I would like to thank everyone at STARS for giving us the opportunity, 'said parent, Lee Hallett whos two children had both attended the grief programme.


The bowling day was praised by all attendees who came from the STARS programmes held in Borehamwood and at the Starlight Centre at Peace Hospice Care.   They will be offered a photographic momento of the day.


Peace Hospice Care Children and young Peoples co-ordinator  Jo Derry said 'Everyone had such a fun time and gained support from each other and from the facilitators.  I would like to thank everyone involved, including Hollywood Bowl, West Herts College, Valeside Catering, Edna Williamson (photographer from Blue Orange Images) and all the volunteers who supported the day.'


For further information on the STARS programme, call 01923 335383.