Supporting Bereaved Families

On the 19th December 2012, 6 days before his 6th birthday, Jack Kennedy suddenly fell asleep in his mummy's arms and became the brightest star in the sky. Brightest Star is the charity founded in his memory, to provide a support to other broken hearted mummies and daddies.

Please help us make Jack's legacy a lasting one by helping us to raise awareness and funds to help other people save children's lives and to support families who also have children shining bright in the sky.

Our Aims

We now provide Paediatric Emergency First Aid Courses to anyone who wants to learn Paediatric emergency life saving skills.FIND OUT MORE
Family Ambulance
Brightest Star is working with SCOTSTAR to provide a support transport ambulance for Edinburgh Sick Kid's Hospital.FIND OUT MORE
Bereavement Support
In 2016 Brightest Star opened Hulks Haven, a place where bereaved parents and siblings can come for support.FIND OUT MORE

Proudly Sponsored By

Brightest Star is proudly sponsored by Currys PC World
Brightest Star is proudly sponsored by Xtensive
Brightest Star is proudly sponsored by Firework Superstore

Get Involved

Brightest Star take part in a number of charity events as well as running our own events throughout the year.

From the Brightest Star Ball to Tough Mudder, join us and help us raise vital funds.


Latest News

June Support Group

The support meeting on Monday 3rd has been changed to Monday 17th June
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IMPORTANT: Meeting Cancelled

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to issues with the hotel, tonights Parent Support meeting has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Counselling Spaces Available

We will soon have spaces becoming available with our bereavement counsellors. If you have lost your son/daughter, grandchild or sibling at any age, from any cause of death and would like...
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