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

Jacks Army, What Can I Say?

Posted May 13th 2013 Well Jacks Army what can I say to this picture? Truth be told, I am lost for words after yesterdays turnout at the 10k. I tried to...
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Fathers Day 10k

Posted June 16th 2013 I have sat here for the last 30 minutes trying to think of what to write but the truth be told, I am lost for words tonight....
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Join Jack's Army

Posted September 2nd 2013 As much as it is vital for Brightest Star to raise funds to enable us to achieve our aims, there is another key focus that sometimes gets...
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Thank You Paul

Posted September 24th 2013 As a Charity we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Kavanagh at this sad time, our hearts and thoughts are with you tonight. We...
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New Year Intentions

Posted January 1st 2014 So it’s a New Year and a new start for most. We all start January with the best of intentions for the year ahead, whether it be...
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Brightest Star's 1st Birthday

Posted 26th January 2014 As many of you know, Brightest Star was launched as a mark of love from Arlene to Jack on Valentines Day 2013. To celebrate the success of...
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Super Renfrew Mums

Posted 1st February 2014 A huge Thank You to the Renfrew Mums group who organised a sponsored walk in aid of Brightest Star.  Friends of Jack and Arlene gathered and set...
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Currys PC World

Posted February 2nd 2014 Brightest Star was honoured to be chosen by Currys PC World as their Charity of the Year.  There has been many events from sponsored cycles to simple...
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Up For The Cup

Posted February 2nd 2014 The Jack Kennedy memorial cup tournament was organised by Lynn Gow & Angela Moore.  A great day was had by all who were involved.  Thanks girls xx
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Nothing's Too Tough For Jack

Posted 2nd February 2014 3 brave boys took on the Tough Mudder challenge in 2013 – all 3 successfully completed this tough course to raise money for Brightest Star.  Stuart McCaig,...
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Avengers Assemble For Netball

Posted February 3rd 2014 Sharon Gray raised a magnificent £1200 by organising a netball tournament in her local leisure centre.  Sharon’s was determined to raise funds for Brightest Star as her...
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Facing Our Fears

Posted February 4th 2014 Andrew Keane convinced his friend to face a personal fear and sit alongside him in a motorbike sidecar whilst he drove his motorbike around East Kilbride! The...
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Organise Your Own Local Event

Posted February 4th 2014 Brightest Star is delighted to work alongside a wide range of community organisations.  From the Girls Brigade to Scouts, from nurseries to secondary schools, from sports clubs to...
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How Your Workplace Can Help

Posted February 5th 2014 Whether it is through fundraising or raising awareness, whether your workplace is large or small, Brightest Star would love to work in partnership with you.  Below are...
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How Nurseries, Schools &...

Posted 6th February 2014 2013 saw many nurseries, primary and secondary schools raising funds and awareness for Brightest Star. From choosing us as their Charity of the Year, to having Superhero...
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Daily Record 'Our Hero' Award

Posted 6th February 2014 Thanks to everyone for their messages about today’s story in the Daily Record. I am so honoured to be nominated for such a special award. I would...
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Neilston Juniors

Posted February 7th 2014 Thank you to Neilston Juniors Football Club for their support in 2013. Adding Brightest Star to their strips really was such an honour for us as a...
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Come On Girls - We Need YOU!

Posted March 9th 2014 Come on girls, Team Brightest Star needs your help!!! Last year, the Women’s 10k was our biggest fundraiser BUT, most importantly, the awareness that was raised that...
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The 1K Rascal Run

Posted May 1st 2014 We all love to make our children proud and our children love to make us proud so why not make Brightest Star proud in the meantime? We...
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It's Not Too Late To Join...

Posted May 4th 2014 Its not too late to sign up with Jack’s Army for the Women’s 10k, Tough Mudder or Men’s 10k. Watch this video and see why you should...
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