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Open letter delivered to Secretary of State

Date Posted
30 January, 2020

This afternoon we delivered an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, calling for immediate action to end the children’s palliative care workforce crisis.

Building vital support with new charity partner, Summers Inman

Date Posted
17 February, 2020

We are proud to launch a fantastic new charity partnership with Summers Inman, construction and property consultants, based in seven regional offices across the UK. Our partnership with Summers Inman will help us to continue making a lifetime of difference...

A children’s palliative care workforce in crisis

Date Posted
21 January, 2020
Andy Fletcher

2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. As it dawns, the cold reality is that seriously ill children are unable to access enough nurses with the skills and experience to provide them with the palliative care...

Making a lifetime of difference in 2019

Date Posted
7 January, 2020

Our 2018 ‘Hidden Lives’ survey completed by 52 members in our family community revealed that 84% of families caring for a seriously ill child have felt isolated since their child’s diagnosis. 80% said that they were less likely to go...

Moments of Togetherness with Disney’s Frozen 2

Date Posted
3 December, 2019

This November, as families have flocked to cinemas to experience the country's #1 film – Disney's Frozen 2 – we have been working in partnership with Disney UK, to create hundreds of magical moments across the UK to benefit seriously-ill...



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