Together for Short Lives
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About us

We want to help every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so they can make the most of every moment together

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Making an impact

By supporting and speaking up for children and families, and those that support and care for them, we are driving for a better quality of life and end of life for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. We want to help change lives.

Find out more about what we do and our strategy for change.

Alfie's story: Lighting up the room

When Alfie was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy his parents were told over the phone – we’ve been supporting the family so they don’t have to suffer alone.

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  • 500 families have been helped by our Covid-19 Relief Fund, with most grants being spent on living costs.
  • We’ve provided 250 hours of support to families - that’s 15,000 minutes.

Thank you so much for the funding you have given Freddie. We plan to spend this on stimulating new books and toys and, perhaps even a bike if we have enough.

The Virtual Cuppas have been invaluable especially while shielding.  I have been able share my fears with people who understand, and also share the precious moments too. It made me feel less isolated.

Get to know us

We are a UK charity that works both directly and with our members to support children and young people who are expected to have short lives

Get involved in our work and help us to do more