Could You Be our Charity of the Year for 2022?

If you know of a charity that could benefit from our services free of charge during 2022, we would like to hear from you!

We’ve been supporting local good causes through our Charity of the Year initiative for over 10 years. In that time, we’ve helped a multitude of charities to raise their profile, run successful fundraising campaigns and establish social media channels to communicate directly with their supporters.

From sending out targeted news releases and managing social media channels to developing crisis communication plans, we offer a bespoke service depending on their aims and objectives.

Previous charities who have been chosen include Lincolnshire YMCA, The Bearded Fishermen, Lincolnshire Action Trust, Marmalade Trust, Lincoln Women’s Aid, Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and many more.

Throughout 2021 we have provided HUG (Help Us Grieve) with pro bono marketing, PR and social media support to help them raise their profile and provide the vital funds needed to run the charity.

Newark-based HUG was established in 2017 by mum Amy Everatt after she lost three babies at different gestation periods. Leaving the hospital after each loss, she discovered there was little emotional support available and found it difficult to talk about what she had been through physically and emotionally.

She and her husband Oliver set up a JustGiving page to raise money to start Help Us Grieve. Now they have a website and an app to signpost people to help and support after baby loss.

Shooting Star had the pleasure of launching a fantastic social media competition for the public to submit their favourite recipes and have a chance of seeing them published in the book, which is being released in time for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022. We had some delicious entries, and TV chef Kwoklyn Wan chose five winning recipes in total.

We also secured an interview with Amy in Woman magazine in October.

If you work in or know about a charity that needs help to raise its profile and could benefit from our services free of charge in 2022, then please get in touch!

To request an application form, email The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 17th December 2021.

To find out more about the wonderful charities that we’ve helped and supported with our services over the years, visit our charity page.