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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  • Over the past year we have spent 15,913 minutes supporting families on our helpline.
  • Over 50,000 people visited our online family support hub.

We hugged him, we held his hand, we had as much time as we needed to say goodbye to him – never enough. We used the Butterfly Fund grant to buy him a suit for his funeral. I hope he liked it.

I enjoyed playing a small part in bringing families together online while hosting the Virtual Cuppas, sharing my experiences and talking to others. It was a great comfort.

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

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