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Sam in swimming pool with dad
Sam loves to smile at his favourite songs, swimming, evening shower, bowling, favourite books, cuddles in bed and Pointless on the TV.

Hearing the news that your child will die before you is every parent’s worst nightmare. Yet this is the heart-breaking reality for tens of thousands of families across the UK. Children’s hospices are there for families every step of the way – providing specialist care and support from the point of diagnosis, throughout their child’s illness and at the end of their life.

Our charity partnership will twin every BLM office with its local children’s hospice, so you can directly help children and families in your local communities. Please consider voting for Together for Short Lives. Every vote counts and without you we just can’t support children in vital need, like Tilly May and her family.

By voting for Together for Short Lives you can help provide some of the most vulnerable families in your community with a vital lifeline. Your support could help give a local family a much-needed respite break at your local children’s hospice, send a nurse to a family’s home to help manage their child’s pain, or reassure a worried mum when she phones for advice in the middle of the night.

As soon as we opened the doors to Francis House in Manchester it was like we were coming home and nothing like how we imagined a hospice. It was full of life and joy.

Support your local children’s hospice


Your support matters

A charity partnership with BLM is an incredible opportunity for Together for Short Lives and we would be proud to work with you. We are a small charity and a partnership with BLM will have a significant impact on our work and our ability to support local children’s hospices. Serious childhood illness affects tens of thousands of people across the UK. There’s no doubt it has, or will, impact BLM staff, family and friends. So every pound you raise matters.

  • £10

    could pay for a sibling to go for a day out and help them make friends with children in similar situations.

  • £25

    could pay for a specially trained art therapist to help children who may not be able to verbalise their feelings.

  • £50

    could pay for a family splash around in a special hydrotherapy pool. Something that is impossible outside of a hospice.

  • £75

    could pay for a session of community care for a child with a life-limiting condition, giving families precious moments together.

  • £200

    could pay for a children’s nurse to support a child at the end of life in their own home.

  • £1000

    could pay for a much-needed respite break for the whole family at a children’s hospice, giving families the gift of time.

Together we can make a difference

As well as connecting your office with your local children’s hospice, we can offer you an exciting calendar of local and national events. From treks, runs and cycles to quizzes, cake sales and wear purple days, we’ll make sure that there is something for everyone. You can even volunteer at your local children’s hospice and see the difference you are making first-hand. We can also use your valuable skills and expertise on our advocacy service, which helps pair families in need of legal advice with pro-bono solicitors.

And although we are a small charity, we are experienced at running successful partnerships with organisations such as Disney UK, The X Factor, Center Parcs and Hobbycraft, and we will work hard to make our charity partnership the best yet. You will receive dedicated support from our account manager Karen Yates, as well as PR support to share the impact of our partnership with national and regional media. Our partnership would unite your offices behind a common cause and offer direct impact in your local communities.

Together we are the perfect partnership. Please vote for Together for Short Lives today.

The hospice is a lifeline for the whole family. We get to be ‘mum and dad’ instead of ‘carers’ and enjoy time together as a family. We don’t know what the future holds but the hospice helps us make the most of every day.

Vote for Together for Short Lives today