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Staff at Surrey children's hospice use sign language in heartwarming video appeal

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Staff at Surrey children's hospice use sign language in heartwarming video appeal

Published by Grace Mcgachy at 8:14am 9th April 2020. (Updated at 8:41am 9th April 2020)

Staff at Surrey-based charity have released a video to spread positivity during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Nurses and carers from the Shooting Star Children's Hospices have filmed themselves signing along to The Climb by Miley Cyrus. 

They took part in their homes and at the charity’s Guildford based hospice, Christopher’s. 

The staff are also using the video to raise awareness of the charity's plight.

The coronavirus impact means it could shut within weeks without urgent funding.

Shooting Star Children's Hospices has launched an emergency appeal for support during the pandemic, saying it faces an uncertain future with fundraisers being cancelled and charity shops closing.

It has already had to shut its Hampton hospice "to prioritise those most in need," and currently only provides end-of-life care and emergency respite at its Guildford branch.

The charity helps 700 families, with hospices in Guildford and Hampton, and a home service across Surrey and London, giving support to children living with complex medical conditions.

90% of their income is generated through fundraising and donations from the community, which is now under severe threat due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Donate to the emergency appeal here.