Brightest Star is a local charity that supports families through the most difficult time of their life: after the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling. It was started in 2013 after Arlene learned that there was nowhere for her to access support after the sudden and unexpected death of her five-year-old son, Jack.
Brightest Star provides…
- Free individuals & couples counselling to bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings at their base, Hulks Haven in Linwood.
- Telephone support and support meetings for bereaved parents.
- Sibling Support to children between the ages of 3 and 16 with a young person’s worker.
- Memory boxes to hospitals and bereaved families.
- Emergency Paediatric first aid training courses for parents and families.
- Defibrillators to local communities.
- Cuddle cots and Covercool systems to hospitals to allow parents to spend more time with their child in the ward after they have died.
- iPads, covers and ipens, and arts/crafts for children to use when they are receiving treatment in the Glasgow Sick kids hospital
- Families who are struggling financially after the loss of their child with school uniforms.
- Christmas presents and Christmas wishes for families who have lost a child.
After many years of discussions and drawings, in 2018 Brightest Star funded a family ambulance that can accommodate parents and has extra space for the paramedics and their equipment. This ambulance cost £160,000 and covers the West of Glasgow and the Ambulance service funded two further vehicles for the North & East of Scotland.
Brightest Star receives no government funding and relies solely on donations to carry out all of these activities.
Please help us to support this extremely worthwhile charity. By taking part in our raffle on the night, and/or making a donation, your support will go a long way in helping Brightest Star meet its on-going running costs and to continue to provide much needed support.
We have some fabulous prizes to raffle on the night thanks to the generosity the following organisations.
Celebrity Chef Cook School (Courtesy of Brakes Scotland)
Cook School for 8 at the City of Glasgow College with 2016 MasterChef: The Professional winner Gary Mclean, on Thursday 4th June 2020.
This is the perfect prize for a group of 8 as a corporate team building event.
Your day will begin at 2:30pm in the City of Glasgow College when you will head into the state-of-the-art kitchens where you will be hands-on to cook 2 dishes.
Gary will demonstrate each dish before you go off to your own workstation to re-create it. When the cooking is finished you will have the chance to eat what you have cooked and relax in Scholars Restaurant until 6pm.
Terms & Conditions Apply
4 Ball at Murrayshall Golf Club in Perth (Courtesy of MGM Timber)
Win a round of golf for four at the stunning Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Perth, courtesy of MGM Timber.
You and three friends will play a round of golf on the idyllic 18-hole championship parkland course that meanders its way around the Perthshire countryside estate through large pine trees, offering golfers the perfect combination of an enthralling layout, impeccable course conditions and stunning panoramic views.
The perfect prize for a day out with friends, corporate hospitality or team building.
Terms & Conditions Apply
2 Night Stay in Belfast including flights from Glasgow or Edinburgh with an optional Salt Mine Trip (Courtesy of Irish Salt Mining Co. Ltd)
A two-night stay for up to 2 persons in Belfast, including flights from Edinburgh/Glasgow. Prize can be taken as either a weekend or weekday stay. Hotel will probably be the Premier Inn, Cathedral Quarter Belfast in a twin or double room (subject to availability) and includes breakfast. The hotel is located in the liveliest part of Belfast City Centre with plenty of night-time entertainment on the doorstep.
The winners can have an optional trip to our Salt Mine and experience what it’s like to work 400 metres below ground. The Salt Mine trip would need to be on a weekday and normally takes 3 hours.
Terms & Conditions Apply
£300 ishga Products Hamper (Courtesy of ishga Products)
Win a luxury hamper from award-winning skincare brand ishga worth more than £300.
ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water and infuses healing spring water with a potent extract of Hebridean seaweed with scientifically proven results.
Sustainably sourced, formulated and manufactured in the Hebrides, ishga is an award-winning skincare range that blends a mineral-rich potent seaweed extract with organic ingredients and essential oils, offering natural, results-driven products and professional spa treatments. Found in some of the UK’s leading spas and retail stores around the world.
2 Berghaus Jackets (1 male/1 female) donated by Arco
£200 voucher for a Meal for 2 at the Rogano restaurant in Glasgow donated by ASA Recruitment
£150 voucher for a Meal for 2 at Miller & Carter Glasgow donated by Black and Black Recruitment Ltd
Amazon Echo Dot donated by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
£100 M & S Voucher donated by Cruden Group
£250 Love 2 Shop Voucher donated by Dingbro
£100 Love 2 Shop Voucher donated by Everwarm
£100 Book Token donated by Kelvin Books
Laser Tag Session for 20 people at The Experience, Hillington donated by Kibble
Scottish Themed Hamper donated by Legrand
3 Ball at Gleneagles (course of your choice, depending on availability) including Breakfast donated by MP Rendering
A Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two at the Radisson Blu Glasgow donated by Radisson Blu