Children’s hospice workers were given the Queen of Arendelle treatment yesterday as a special thank you for their incredible work with seriously ill children and their families in hospices across the UK.
Disney UK’s partnership with Together for Short Lives, the national charity making a difference for seriously ill children, sees it create hundreds of Moments That Matter for seriously ill children and those closest to them, and for the lifeline children’s hospices that are there for them. Disney UK and Together for Short Lives said a special thank you to children’s hospice Moment Makers at a dedicated reception and by offering them a well-earned place on the Frozen 2 red carpet at the Central London premiere. Together for Short Lives Patron Holly Willoughby attended the premiere with her family, and enjoyed meeting some of the Moment Makers.
Each and every day dedicated care and service staff in children’s hospices across the country are caring for seriously ill children and helping them and their families to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Children’s hospice staff relished the chance to create their own special moments and memories with their own families whilst celebrating the release of Frozen 2.
“There are 49,000 babies, children and young people living in the UK with health conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening,” says Andy Fletcher, CEO of Together for Short Lives. “Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The amount of work that goes on behind closed doors at children’s hospices to make sure these families get the help and support they desperately need is enormous. We are thrilled that these efforts were recognised and celebrated, and the amazing children’s hospice staff who do so much to support families were given a well-deserved chance to shine at Disney’s Frozen 2 premiere.”
Sara Hanson, Director of Charitable Programmes at Disney, explains more. “We were so pleased to have the opportunity to create a special moment for those who dedicate their lives to families with children facing life-threatening or life-limiting conditions,” she said. “We’re very proud of our partnership with Together for Short Lives, and while we dedicate much of our efforts to creating Moments that Matter for seriously-ill children and those closest to them, we thought the Frozen 2 premiere was the perfect opportunity to recognise those who create shared moments for families every day through their local hospices. We hope they and their guests had an amazing time!”
To celebrate the release of Frozen 2 we’ve also teamed up with Disney and M&S, who is selling a limited edition Frozen 2 Tote bag, with profits donated to support our work – the perfect Christmas gift for any Frozen fans in your household.