CHARITY UPDATE : THE SHOOTING STAR CHASE CHRISTMAS BRUNCH .. DECEMBER 21ST 2014 .. SELFRIDGE'S OXFORD STREET LONDON..
Joan's A Shooting Star this Christmas!
Christmas cheer was brought to families supported by Shooting Star Chase after Joan Collins OBE served up an exclusive breakfast at Selfridges.
The renowned star spent time with families and handed out presents in The Corner Restaurant in Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street on Sunday (December 21).
The actress said: "Christmas is a magical time, and a time for family unity, so I thought it would be wonderful to put on something for the families to enjoy and remember.
"Christmas is very special, it’s a time when families unite and try to do nice things for other people."
Selfridges gave the children an added surprise by arranging a visit from Father Christmas who handed out personalised gifts.
“I think they loved being here, the children loved Santa, loved getting their presents, and they were very very appreciative," Miss Collins added. “Selfridges opened their doors for us and were very kind in laying on this wonderful brunch on one of their busiest days of the year.”
The breakfast was the latest in a series of generous activities Miss Collins has put on as patron of Shooting Star Chase.
She regularly donates clothes from her personal wardrobe to the charity’s retail shops and has appeared on Celebrity Deal or No Deal and Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to raise money for the charity.
She said: “There are so many hundreds of thousands of charities and I chose a long time ago to make children's charities my first choice and Shooting Star Chase children's hospice particularly does so much to help families who have children with life-limiting conditions, and they get so little help from the government.”