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We turned up the volume for Children's Hospice Week 2017!

 

This year we turned up the volume on children’s palliative care to raise awareness about the number and needs of children with life-limiting conditions and to celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on. We wanted to amplify families' voices and change people's perceptions of children's palliative care.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, whether that was by shouting out on social, going along to a fundraiser, or taking part in an activity run by a local children's palliative care service.

Royal support for Children's Hospice Week

HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge showed her support by releasing a personal message to mark the start of Children's Hospice Week. The video's still available to watch here

Survey shows that taboos could be leaving families feeling isolated

During the week we released a brand new survey showing that 1 in 3 people would not feel comfortable talking to a friend whose child had been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. 

The survey also revealed the lack of awareness surrounding children's palliative care. 26% of people asked did not know what children's palliative care is. 

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Celebrities turn up the volume 

Stars from Holly Willoughby to Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt helped us raise awareness about the needs of seriously ill children and celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on. You can read more about our A-List supporters here.

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Children's Hospice Week trends on Twitter

Thanks to our wonderful services, supporters and families, this year's campaign trended on Twitter across the UK! We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned up the volume by posting shout outs, using our Twibbon, showing off their fundraising events, and posing with our megaphone. 

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