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Dec 19 2012
Together for Short Lives welcomes select committee’s report on SEND
Together for Short Lives has today called on the Government to accept the recommendations from a cross-party group of MPs to strengthen proposed legislation on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Dec 13 2012
James Arthur single breaks sales records
The Official Charts Company confirmed yesterday that James Arthur’s single Impossible has clocked up sales of 255,000 to midnight last night (12 December)
Dec 12 2012
MPs call for fair funding of children’s palliative care
Parliamentarians at Westminster have been continuing to press the Government to ensure that children’s palliative care services in England receive fair, sustainable funding from the NHS and local authorities.
Dec 09 2012
X Factor winner’s single and VAT refund announcement
Together for Short Lives is delighted with tonight's X Factor result as Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to the charity.
Dec 04 2012
Children and families meet PM and X Factor finalists at Downing Street
Children with life-limiting conditions and their families met with David and Samantha Cameron at Number 10 last night, at the switching-on of the Downing Street Christmas lights. They were joined by The X Factor finalists.
Nov 28 2012
X Factor winner's charity single in aid of Together for Short Lives
The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winners single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final in Manchester. The song will be available to download once The X Factor winner is crowned on the 9thDecember. Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Together for Short Lives. This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
Nov 27 2012
Call for better support for seriously ill young people
Today the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hospice and Palliative Care heard how Government, the NHS and professionals can improve care and support to young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The recommendations put to the group were drawn from the findings of a major study, the STEPP Project (Supporting health Transitions for young people with life-limiting conditions: researching Evidence of Positive Practice) into health transitions for this group of young people.
Nov 26 2012
Christmas panto live stream to children's hospices
Cinderella panto to live stream at Richard House and other hospices across the UK. Any children's hospice can watch the show for free!
Nov 23 2012
ITV1’s Daybreak and Hallmark Cards Announce Winner of Sketch Santa
Six year-old Demi Holmes has been crowned winner of the national ‘Sketch Santa’ competition. Her winning Christmas card design will join five celebrity creations to hit shelves across the UK today, with proceeds going to the six charities for ITV1's Text Santa charity appeal.
Nov 20 2012
Children with palliative care needs benefit from Scottish Square Table
Children and young people across Scotland who have life shortening conditions will be at the centre of discussions being held at a Scottish Square Table event on Tuesday 20 November at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.