Reach For A Star
Who we are
Reach For a Star are a King's Lynn and West Norfolk based charity operating in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
Reach For a Star provides financial aid for equipment or assisting the wellbeing of families with children currently facing life changing, life threatening or terminal medical conditions should this equipment not be available through the statutory authorities or the National Health Service.
Reach For a Star was set up in June 2012 following the discovery of a Grade 1 Astrocytoma in our founder and chairman's four-year old little boy. Experiencing the financial struggles for himself, he set up Reach For a Star to aid families going through the same process. With relative local success within the first few months, Reach For a Star was able to register with the Charity Commission and HM Revenues as a charity in November 2012.
So far Reach For a Star has been able to purchase and donate specialist equipment such as pushchairs, tricycles for medical support and physiotherapy and even an Ipad for sensory and educational purposes. Reach For a star has also donated prepaid fuel cards to assist in travelling costs and helped families with travel and overnight stay costs when visiting medical specialists.
In addition to our main objects, Reach For a Star also run an annual "Reaching The Stars" programme of donating high quality, beginners telescopes to very poorly children in hospitals in a scheme praised by the late Sir Patrick Moore and supported fully by the charity patron Mr Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live.
Reach For a Star ensure that all money raised goes to people who need it. Reach For a Star are a small local charity run by friends, family and colleagues and the charity pays no salary, rents or overheads.
Should you wish to donate to Reach For a Star and help children and their families in an emotional, frightening and stressful situation please click on the links provided. If you want to participate in an event on behalf of Reach For a Star, please click the link to get started with Virgin Money Giving Sponsorship and email info@reachforastar to see if there is any way the charity can support you in your endeavours.