Join Together for Short Lives, children’s hospices, and seriously ill children and their families across the UK to support Children’s Hospice Week. Now in its twenty-first year, the week (21-27 May) will focus on the simple moments in life that we all cherish under the banner ‘Life’s short’.
Some big national brands are backing the campaign. Disney will be creating moments that matter by donating classic Disney films to children’s hospices across UK, and hosting exclusive events in hospices for staff and families to enjoy. During the course of the campaign, Royal Mail will be stamping their support on millions of pieces of mail with a special Children’s Hospice Week post mark.
Charity partners Hobbycraft and Center Parcs are also supporting the week. Hobbycraft colleagues across the UK will be supporting Children’s Hospice Week by hosting in store crafting and fundraising events on Saturday 26 May. Customers will be able to donate in store throughout the week to support the campaign. Center Parcs are helping to deliver moments that matter, all year round, to families supported by the charity with the provision of family short breaks at their five forest locations.
Life’s short for all of us. We all want to do what we love and make the most of every minute. For the 49,000 children in the UK with life-limiting conditions, ‘Life’s short’ has a poignant meaning: they simply do not have time to waste.
We surveyed children and our hospice members to find out what matters most and will be releasing the top 5 Life’s Short Moments as part of the campaign.
Support the campaign
During Children’s Hospice Week, we’ll be asking the public and celebrities to share their own favourite ways to enjoy life on social media using #LifesShort to show their support for seriously-ill children.
We’ll also be asking for the public to donate at www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/lifesshort to help support the 54 children’s hospice services across the UK create more moments that matter in children’s hospices