This is Children’s Hospice Week – the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK, and the seriously ill children and young people they support. This year it’s happening 22-28 June 2020.
Events of this year have been some of the toughest times many of us have ever faced, and families caring for a seriously ill child feel more alone than ever. Children’s hospices offer an absolute lifeline – finding new ways to connect with families and even taking the pressure off the NHS.
But they need your support to continue.
This is your chance to do something amazing – take on a personal fundraising challenge or come together with friends and family online to make a difference.
This is Children’s Hospice Week 2020.
In 2020 our theme for Children’s Hospice Week is ‘This is…’
The world of children’s hospices can seem daunting and unfamiliar – we want to take away that element of uncertainty and introduce people to what they’re really like. Families and services alike will be able to give an insight into the reality of day-to-day life.
We’ll be highlighting the children and families that are supported by children’s hospices across the country, the nurses and care staff who offer such amazing care, and the everyday member’s of the public who go above and beyond in fundraising to keep these vital services running. We’ll also be looking at new and emerging services as children’s hospices keep pace with demand from families in their area as we all face up to the uncertainty and difficulties of lock down.
All children’s hospices are charities and rely on the public’s generosity and donations to help children and families make the most of the time they have together. A big part of Children’s Hospice Week is raising vital funds to support these lifeline services. So if you’re a member of the public please get involved during the week and raise some money for your local hospice.
If you’re a Together for Short Lives member service we’ve created a pack of brand assets and materials that you can use to share the Children’s Hospice Week messages with your own supporters. You can access the pack from the members’ area of our site here.