Help people in our country now

With your help, we can make a real difference to people in their hour of need.

The wellbeing and prosperity of the local community is at the heart of every Star school. As such, we take time to understand the challenges faced by children, their families and those in our local areas. With your support we can alleviate the suffering of vulnerable families, who are struggling due to the negative social and economic effects of the coronavirus, in each of our local communities nationwide. Shine Charity is working with Star Academies to raise funding and identify and help those most in need.



Our Star Coronavirus Appeal provides the everyday essentials to those hit hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic.

By donating, you will help us reach the members of our star family that need us most by providing:

  • food parcels to Star family members who cannot afford to feed themselves
  • toiletry and home hygiene parcels to Star families who are in financial difficulty
  • provide PPE packs to local care homes, GP surgeries and hospitals
  • advice and support for those in fuel poverty
  • access to technology and stationery to any Star pupils who do not have these resources in their homes
  • a telephone helpline to support parents requiring advice about home learning

As the impact of the pandemic deepens and schools remain closed, our latest campaign, Bridging the Digital Divide, aims to raise funds to provide laptops for home learning.

Over the last few months, we have refurbished and recycled devices wherever possible and given out those provided by the government.

Despite all this effort, some children still do not have the equipment they need right now.

Our latest campaign asks for your support to help us purchase the extra laptops that will allow Star pupils to learn from home and give them the chance of success.

ways to donate

Giving is easy. Simply choose the appeal you’d like to support and donate online, by phone or by bank transfer.


Visit our Just Giving Campaign pages to make a donation online.

To support our general appeal and provide the every essentials to those in need, visit our Star Coronavirus Appeal campaign site.

To help fund our laptop appeal and get the equipment, connectivity and conditions right for our Star pupils to be able to learn at home, visit our Bridging the Digital Divide campaign site.


Call our team on

0800 0380 820

to give by card or set up your regular donation.

Calls are FREE. Simply let us know which campaign you’d like to support when you call.


You can transfer money directly into our Donations Account at:

Bank: Lloyds Bank
Account name: Shine Charity
Sort code: 30-90-87
Account Number: 19642768

To ensure your donation is directed to your preferred appeal, please use the references below when making the bank transfer.

  • To support our general Star Coronavirus Appeal use the reference STAR APPEAL.
  • To help fund our laptop appeal, Bridging the Digital Divide, use the reference LAPTOPS.

Please also email with your donation details so that we can send you a receipt and process any Gift Aid donations.


Email our supporter care team at our charity partner, Shine, for any donation advice and guidance at: