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Pushed to the Limits

Pushed o the Limits

Caring around the clock for a seriously ill child can be exhausting and isolating, and families can feel pushed to their limits. Many families rely on lifeline support from their local children’s hospice to make the most of every moment they have together – be that years, months, or even hours.

But children’s hospices are mostly funded by voluntary donations, and 77% expect to raise less money this year than during the pandemic. With more and more children in need of their care, we need your help to make sure that children’s hospices are never pushed to their limits.

Over the last 20 years, Together for Short Lives has worked in partnership with companies like M&S Food, Disney, Hobbycraft and Center Parcs to raise over £28 million for children’s hospices. The money raised has transformed the lives of thousands of seriously ill children across the UK.

Families are pushed to their limits

“From the moment he was born, Aidan has been a happy, smiling, dinosaur-loving boy. But he also has a severe condition that means he requires round the clock care,” says mum Carly, who relies on the support of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

“This last year has been like a pressure cooker for our family. We’re exhausted and worried. We’ve never felt so isolated – thankfully, even during lockdown we could always turn to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice. They provided emotional and practical support so even when we were cut off from the world outside, we were never totally alone. There are no limits to what Alexander Devine’s team will do for a family like mine.”

Aidan

Make sure hospices aren’t pushed to theirs

A combination of growing demand, funding cuts and staff shortages mean children’s hospices are facing a looming crisis. And it’s getting harder to raise the funds they need.

Families caring for children with a life-limiting condition are pushed to their limits. Our children’s hospices must never be pushed to theirs.

Together for Short Lives delivers national corporate partnerships that raise funds for all 54 children’s hospices, supporting every single community in the UK. By partnering with us today, you will make sure that children’s hospices can continue to be there for every family who needs their support.

  • Uniting to support our compelling cause will engage and motivate your workforce, up and down the country.
  • Fundraising for local hospices means you will see firsthand the tangible difference you’re making to local communities.
  • Taking part in our exclusive calendar of challenge and special events, remotely or in person, will bring teams together to have fun no matter where they’re based.

Take the next step

To find out how your workplace can make sure local children’s hospices are never pushed to their limits please contact jessica.smith@togetherforshortlives.org.uk or call 07877 179 984