When your child has complex care needs and their future is uncertain, every moment is a gift. Creating as many joyful moments as possible is important when their time is that bit more precious.
And at this time of year, the Christmas moments we all cherish – putting out treats for Santa or watching a film together – might seem small, but for families caring for a seriously ill child, they mean everything.
Enjoying the moments that matter
While most of us will wake up on the big day to stockings and presents, mums and dads across the country will be checking medical equipment and medication for their seriously ill child. Parents like Dee and her daughter Tilly in the image above.
With a gift this Christmas, you will ensure a parent like Dee will receive the vital support they need and give them the time to enjoy those moments that matter.
“Nothing prepared us for Tilly’s diagnosis. Without the support of Together for Short Lives, I wouldn’t be feeling as strong as I do now.”Dee, Tilly's mum
Will you give families the vital support they need this Christmas so they can enjoy the moments that matter?
Your kind gift this Christmas will be put towards the support we provide for families with a seriously ill child. Support which will allow them to focus on creating moments of joy and memories they’ll treasure forever.
Whether they’re at home, in hospital or in a hospice, your support will make every moment matter. Because for them and their families, every moment really is a gift.
How your gift will help this Christmas
respond to a call to our helpline from a family in crisis at Christmas
could help provide an online memory making session for parents so they have special moments to cherish
could help cover the electricity bill of a family under financial strain so they can celebrate Christmas fully with their child
“Having somebody to speak to was a massive relief. Together for Short Lives recognized my feelings and helped me cope.”Dee, Tilly's mum
Every Moment is a Gift
By making a donation you can help seriously ill children and their families make the most of every moment this Christmas