Sam ‘proud’ to show support

Sam Bailey at Shooting Star Chase
Sam Bailey at Shooting Star Chase

X Factor winner Sam Bailey took time to out of her busy schedule on Tuesday as she dropped in to meet families supported by Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice.

Sam visited Christopher’s, the Shooting Star Chase hospice in Guildford, and spent time chatting to families, saw the specialist facilities available at the hospice and joined in an arts and crafts session with the children.

Sam, who had also performed at the charity’s Easter Tea hosted by Simon Cowell in April, said: “I think when you come to the hospice after being at one of the events it puts everything into perspective.

“I’m definitely going to go home and think about how things are different for each and every family and how hard and tough they have it. Some of the parents are so strong, I don’t know how they do it.

“There are amazing people who work at Shooting Star Chase and help the families, and the kids themselves are so resilient. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, Shooting Star Chase exist to make every moment count. They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase said: “It was wonderful to welcome Sam to Christopher’s after her fantastic performance at one of our recent events.

“What came across so strongly was how she engages so brilliantly with the children, families, staff and volunteers. We very much look forward to welcoming Sam back soon.”

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