Silver star Patron:
Clare Mackintosh

With over 2 million copies of her books sold worldwide, number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh is multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year in 2016.

Both Clare’s second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three titles were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into forty languages. Clare’s fourth novel, After the End, was published in June 2019.

Clare spent twelve years as a police officer with Thames Valley police force, working mostly in Oxfordshire. She has been patron of the Silver Star Society, since 2016. She now lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children, all born under the care of the Silver Star unit.

Top author shows support for Silver Star Society January2019

“I wouldn’t have my family without the Silver Star Unit, and I’m proud and

privileged to be in a position to help the fundraising efforts.”

Award-winning author, Clare Mackintosh, has donated £10,000 to help mum’s-to-be being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

This generous donation will fund three state-of-the-art monitors to help analyse the health of the baby and detect potential distress before the onset of labour.

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Clare’s Silver Star story

Clare Mackintosh received treatment from the Oxford Fertility Unit in 2006, conceiving non-identical twins. The pregnancy was initially uncomplicated, but Clare’s waters broke at 26 weeks, and she was referred to the Silver Star unit at the John Radcliffe hospital.

Her twin boys were born in November 2006, 12 weeks premature. Whilst in NICU at the JR she lost one of her sons to meningitis. In July 2007 Clare fell naturally pregnant with twin girls. She was referred immediately to the Silver Star unit, where she was looked after by Mr Lawrence Impey and his team. She received constant monitoring and her daughters were born safely at term in February 2008.

“I benefited from exceptional care during two high-risk pregnancies, and will always be grateful for it. The family rooms provided by the Silver Star Society meant that, following a traumatic and emotional labour, my husband could stay with me and my twins for several days. It is a great honour to be invited to be a patron of the Silver Star Society and I hope that I can help continue the astonishing work carried out by so many dedicated volunteers.”
— Clare Mackintosh