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Children’s Hospice Week

In your community, there is a place of joy, of laughter, of magic. It’s a place where every second, every minute, every hour, matters so much. It’s your local children’s hospice and it’s one of 54 across the UK.

Its #ChildrensHospiceWeek and we’re shining a light on the lifeline care hospices give to struggling families every single day. We’re calling on you to celebrate with us, and back our calls so that children’s hospices get the funding and support they need. Because together, we can make sure that every life, no matter how short it may be, is full of joy, of laughter, and of magic.

Mum with child

Short Lives Can't Wait

Rising costs, increased demand and inconsistent funding mean children’s hospices are becoming ever more reliant on the generosity of the public to survive. This #ChildrensHospiceWeek we are calling on the next UK Government to provide sustainable funding for hospices to ensure seriously ill children and their families in your community can access the care they need.

The second we pulled up to Demelza my worries melted away. It was like a lead coat had been lifted off my shoulders and I could breathe for the first time in years.

Sharon, Fenton's mum
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Support our work

Together for Short Lives mission is to support seriously ill children, their families, and the children’s hospices and palliative care services they rely upon. Through our work we:

  • Support families directly through our family support hub and helpline
  • We campaign on behalf of families to influence the government, including last year securing a £25 million hospice grant
  • Raise £millions of pounds each year alongside national partners like Morrisons, Center Parcs and Hobbycraft to directly fund local children’s hospices
  • Develop and support the development of best practice and pathways among palliative care professionals.

If you want to help support our work supporting children’s hospices get involved today: