Together for Short Lives
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Impact reports

When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste.

Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Coronavirus has left families feeling more isolated and alone than ever. Many families shielded long before lockdown, while others struggled with medical supplies, PPE, food deliveries and financial hardship. With Covid-19 gathering pace at the beginning of the year, some of our plans had to change quickly. We adapted, focusing our energies on helping vulnerable families to deal with the cruel cocktail of isolation and fear for what the virus meant for their child.

Our urgent ‘to do’ list is growing daily, and we have one bold ambition:

To reach every family caring for a seriously ill child who needs help – especially those who are isolated and hidden.

More than ever, we want to thank you for your incredible generosity. The impact of the pandemic has left families feeling exhausted and alone but thanks to your support, we have been there when they needed us most.

Find out more about our impact over the last year, and what we are doing to make sure these children and families get the vital care and help that they need. You can view our online impact report here. You can also download our financial report and accounts or a print copy using the links on the right of the page. If you want to find out more about our charity, please contact us.