Children's Hospice Week is the UK's only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children's hospices, that support them.
This year’s Children’s Hospice Week (13 – 20 June) will focus on the incredible round-the-clock care provided to seriously ill children by families, professionals, children’s hospices and services across the UK.
Children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions often have complex needs that require care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This can put enormous pressure on families, carers and siblings.
Children’s hospices and palliative care services are there to provide a vital lifeline to families. They offer a wide range of services including short breaks, hospice at home care, 1:1 counselling services and activity days. For many families, a short break at a hospice might mean the only time they are able to get a proper night’s sleep. It gives them the time to relax as a family, with expert support day and night, and spend time together making precious memories.
Join us this Children’s Hospice Week by fundraising for your local service and celebrate all the heroes who help care for seriously ill children. Because ‘We Care 24/7’.
Children’s Hospice Week 2014 culminates with Hero Friday. We’ll be celebrating all the heroes who help care 24/7 for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
We all need heroes
Dress up as your hero and help raise money to provide 24/7 care for seriously ill children. It could be your favourite pop star, actor, sports personality or superhero. Or maybe your hero is a family member or friend that’s made a world of difference to you.