For the Children: Children’s Hospice Week is 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 taking place between 20-26 June 2022
Children’s hospices provide vital support for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Everything they do is #ForTheChildren – helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short.
This year we’ll show how important each individual child is to the amazing local hospices who care for them, giving you the chance to do something incredible to show you care too.
Highlights from Children’s Hospice Week 2021
Last year we asked people to push themselves to their limits and raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice Week. Because there are no limits to what children’s hospices up and down the UK do to care for children and families.
In 2021, many families caring for a seriously ill child faced huge challenges and increased isolation as they responded to the pandemic. We shared their stories to help people understand what they had been through and show how hospices had been their lifeline throughout such a difficult year. During the week we shared 14 family stories, from families like Tehya’s, who told us their relationship with their local children’s hospice was “just like they’re our extended family.”
On the first day of Children’s Hospice Week, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices sent a personal message of support, asking everyone to join her in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices for the life-changing care they provide.
And our patron, England and Chelsea footballer Mason Mount got behind the campaign by launching his 54 keepie uppie challenge – one for every UK children’s hospice.