Together for Short Lives
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Helping families caring for a seriously ill child make the most of every moment together

Visit our family support hub

The impact of COVID-19 is pushing families caring for a seriously ill child to breaking point at this frightening and lonely time. If you need help or advice, or just someone to talk to, our helpline and family support hub is here for you.

How we make a difference

Children's Hospice Week 2021

Push yourself to your limits this Children’s Hospice Week – so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to ours. Children’s Hospice Week  is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK, and the seriously ill children and young people they support.

Take on Mason's Children's Hospice Week challenge

We’re really proud to launch Mason Mount’s Pushed to the Limits 54 keepie uppie challenge – that’s one keepie uppie for every UK children’s hospice service. Fancy taking on the challenge with Mason? Have a go, add it to your social channels and remember to tag in Mason and Together for Short Lives, using #ChildrensHospiceWeek. Then nominate some friends to take on the challenge too!

We are here if you need support

If you are parent or carer who looks after or knows a child or young person expected to have a short life, we’re here to help.

Call us on 0808 8088 100

We are here to support professionals caring for seriously ill children, young people and families

We support all the professionals who are there for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We bring professionals together, share practice and offer resources and tools to support your work with children and families.

We need your help

Please give your money, your time or your voice, and help us change lives. Together we will make a lifetime of difference for children with short lives, helping every family get the very best care and support, every step of their journey – no matter how short.

Helping us get the best out of life

Two-year-old Elijah is unable to walk, talk or see, making ‘normal’ family life a challenge. For Children’s Hospice Week his mum shared what an incredible impact their local service makes on their lives, as “somewhere where you don’t have to worry about fitting in.”

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