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Impact of coronavirus

Facilitator wearing face mask and student wearing glasses smiling

As a charity we’re proud of the steps we have taken to remain open for students and residents during the coronavirus crisis. However, our efforts have come at a heavy financial cost to National Star.

Unlike other organisations, we have remained open throughout the pandemic. We invested heavily in making our facilities coronavirus safe, enhancing cleaning regimes and equipping staff with essential personal protective equipment (PPE). At the same time, we lost many thousands of pounds in donations when a series of fundraising events, from wingwalks to skydives, sponsored walks to footgolf competitions, all had to be cancelled. We have also lost our lettings, glamping and StarBistro charity income as our campus was, and remains, closed to the public to protect our students.

We’re extremely grateful for the support from individuals, companies and other organisations who have helped us during this unprecedented crisis. Planning ahead, we still have a fundraising void to fill. Sadly, with face masks alone costing £300 a day, our ongoing costs are significant.

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Donate today to help us during these uncertain times so we can continue our award–winning work, helping young people with disabilities achieve their aspirations. Visit

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