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Notice: Get Ready For Lift Off As The Shooting Star Space Race Returns

Published on: 14 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 14 Feb, 2022

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has launched a supersonic challenge that’s sure to be a blast.

From Tuesday, March 1, it is calling all budding astronauts to join a very special mission – the Shooting Star Space Race.

Last year’s lunar mission covered an astronomical 46,388 miles, raising £56,000 for the charity. Team Shooting Star is hoping supporters can help their virtual rocket launch into the Solar System and take it on its second adventure – this time to Mars.

They hope to recruit a stellar team to walk, run, cycle, scoot, or swim as many miles as they can throughout March to help them rocket to the red planet and raise vital funds for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Even at its closest point this year, Mars will still be 38.6 million miles away from Earth, but the charity has used a special space formula, so the team of fundraisers need to collectively cover 38,600 miles in 31 days to make the mission to Mars a success.

Based on the success of last year, they may even make it home again!

Sign up for this cosmic challenge at and find out more about how Shooting Star Children’s Hospices are providing a lifeline to local families across Surrey and London at

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