Children's Hospice Week 2015 will take place between 11 - 17 May

It 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. 

Children’s Hospice Week 2014 took place between 13 - 20 June and focused on the incredible around the clock care provided to seriously ill children by families, professionals, children’s hospices and services across the UK.

  • Our 24 hour #wecare247 tweetathon was launched by patrons Simon Cowell and Holly Willoughby and reached nearly 20 million people.
  • A family supported by The Pepper Foundation shared their experience of round-the-clock care on ITV1’s This Morning. Other media highlights for Children’s Hospice Week included articles in My Weekly, Digital Spy and The Huffington Post.
  • MPs and Peers attended our drop-in session at Westminster to find out how they can help ensure that children and families get the care and support they need.

alex corbisieroThe week culminated with Hero Friday, a day of hero inspired fundraising supported by celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Rebecca Adlington, Gethin Jones, Rebecca Front, Kate Silverton and our ambassador Alex Corbisiero.

Kate SilvertonKate Silverton: “In the week when I am expecting my second child to arrive my thoughts also turn to Children's Hospice week - and to the families whose children and siblings are with them for all too short a time. It is something none of us would wish or ever conceive of having to experience and it's why I support 'Together for Short Lives' - remembering and raising money for those people who support, care and love those children for whom life is far from easy. They are the heroes in my eyes."

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