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Hobbycraft make hospice celebrations fit for Royal-tea

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Together for Short Lives is proud to partner with Hobbycraft as they celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer. It’s the perfect opportunity to mark the Queen’s incredible milestone of 70 years of service and give families supported by a children’s hospice the chance to connect and enjoy special time together.

Working with Together for Short Lives for over a decade now, Hobbycraft raise vital funds all year round for the UK’s 54 children’s hospices. They’ve already raised a staggering £2 Million to help families access lifeline care.

And now children and families supported by UK children’s hospices are set to make magical memories for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee thanks to a sprinkling of Hobbycraft magic…

Hobbycraft knows that the most precious thing you can make is a memory – that’s why they’re using the power of craft to help children and families supported by UK children’s hospices to make magical memories for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They’ll be giving special garden parties a Hobbycraft makeover; helping to create moments to treasure with dedicated makes designed to bring families together and even putting children and families at the centre of an exclusive crafting competition set to encourage entries fit for a Queen!

Amazing hampers will get the Royal seal of approval

Hobbycraft stores are delivering unique hampers to their local children’s hospice to help them make the most of the festivities. Every hamper will be packed full to the brim with special arts and crafts, including a completely bespoke set of bunting that’s been lovingly made in each store for hospices to proudly display. Each flag is designed to show families caring for a seriously ill child that they are not alone, crafted with love.

Making Jubilee memories to treasure

Hobbycraft is committed to helping children’s hospices make their Big Lunches and Platinum Jubilee Garden Parties fit for Royal-tea, and are set to help with a special party makeover. They will provide all the decorations hospices need to make their day special, as well as dedicated crafting stations to help every little Prince and Princess that uses the hospice make special creations of their own as mementos of the day. Crafting and painting together is especially important for families caring for a seriously ill child – many of whom might not be able to speak or to express themselves in other ways because of their condition.

Getting the nation crafting

The power of art therapy and crafting is something that comes through strongly in Hobbycraft’s Jubilee Craft Competition too. We’re thrilled they’ve appointed Together for Short Lives CEO, Andy Fletcher as one of the judging panel, helping to raise awareness of the importance of making and creating together. Hobbycraft’s nationwide Jubilee Craft Competition, in partnership with the Daily Mail, encourages the nation to get making for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we can’t wait to showcase all the incredible talent and creativity the UK has to offer.

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