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Jul 14 2015
Fragile outlook on statutory funding for hospices in England
Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices in England is fragile, unfair and unsustainable according to findings released today by national charities, Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives.
Jun 25 2015
Get ready to roll - Grand Rolls Raffle launches
It’s your chance to win a weekend of indulgence in a unique purple Rolls-Royce thanks to a new partnership between Together for Short Lives and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Grand Rolls Raffle, part of a year-long fundraising drive with the special branded luxury car, launches this weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Jun 24 2015
Calling all education providers: Free SEND events
Help seriously ill children access education now with our free workshops.
Jun 23 2015
Lack of funding & lack of training equals lack of choice for children
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has today published findings from a survey which show that children with life-limiting conditions are being let down by a lack of staff, training and resources in children’s community health services. Together for Short Lives has long called for action to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of nurses with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to care for children with complex and life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Jun 04 2015
Midsummer Ball raises £400,000 for Together for Short Lives
Midsummer Ball hosted by Simon Cowell raises £400,000 for UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives and unveils new year-long Rolls-Royce Motor Cars charity partnership
Jun 03 2015
Simon Cowell hosts Midsummer Ball for Together for Short Lives
Patron Simon Cowell hosts Midsummer Ball and a night of star studded entertainment to raise funds for Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children.
May 18 2015
Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015)
Today marks the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015). The awareness campaign, organised by the Dying Matters Coalition, encourages people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement.
May 15 2015
Call for fair and sustainable short break funding
Short breaks for families caring for a child who may not reach adulthood mean more than just a holiday – they provide vital respite and help families cope with the pressure of providing round the clock care for their children.
May 14 2015
Celebrities help make moments count for Children’s Hospice Week 2015
A whole host of celebrities are helping make every moment count for this year’s Children’s Hospice Week (11-17 May). The campaign is led by national charity Together for Short Lives and is the only awareness and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children's hospices, that provide a vital lifeline to families. Together for Short Lives Patrons Simon Cowell and Holly Willoughby both shared a memorable moment as part of the campaign.
May 13 2015
Love tea and cake? Feeling crafty?
To celebrate this year’s Children’s Hospice Week, Together for Short Lives and Hobbycraft have launched a brand new fundraising initiative called Craft-tea.