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The Shooting Star Children's Hospice - Update

The Shooting Star Childrens HospiceIn July 2008 on Grass Clippings, we featured our offer of assistance of installing new lawns around a soon to be constructed play therapy building at The Shooting Star Children's Hospice based in Hampton, Middlesex as a result of Capital Radio's 'Help a London Child Appeal' in 2007.

You can read the news item we posted at the time and now we are pleased to inform you that we have today received an update on the projects progress to date. You must understand that the building needs to be built ahead of our involvement - the lawns will be the carpet of the room outside afterall around any landscaping that may need to be installed too.

The new building will be called 'The Cosmos Therapy Zone'. Below is an update via email received from their Chief Executive, Dalton Leong -

'Dear Mike

Firstly, many thanks for your extremely kind offer to help with our Cosmos Therapy Zone build project, made possible by the Capital Radio 95.8 Help A London Child Christmas Appeal. I just wanted to update you on developments.

The ground floor extension (95.8 square metres in size!) is nearing completion and we now need to plan for the installation of turf. Of course, this can happen at your convenience (and any other kind suppliers and landscapers engaged in the work). I would like to complete the work by the beginning of March 2009 latest though, if possible.

Thanks again for your support. If or when you come to site to peruse what needs doing, I would welcome meeting with you and showing you around Shooting Star House too.

Very best wishes'

Dalton Leong
Chief Executive

Dalton Leong
Chief Executive'

We have had many offers of help with this project from our earlier requests. Our preferred turf supplier Q Lawns have very kindly agreed to supply the turf and readers and members of the excellant Landscape Juice web site and landscape network have offered assistance with the landscaping. Some customers of Weed Free who are based local to the Hospice have offered to help too. All in all an excellant opportunity to assist a worthy cause. We thank you all!

We have yet to visit the site to make a formal assessment of requirements but when we have drafted a plan, we will provide details of what we are looking for and put out a final request for assistance be it supply of materials or labour. If you are local to Hampton and can assist us neared the time, please email

In the meantime, if you would like to make a personal donation direct to The Shooting Star Children's Hospice, you can make one here.

Thank you, we really appreciate your support as we know that they will too.


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