Welcome news for families caring for seriously ill children and children’s hospices today as a brand new partnership launches between supermarket giant, Morrisons and Together for Short Lives.
Together for Short Lives and Morrisons are set to raise vital funds for children’s hospices across the country, as part of a flagship three-year-partnership, as well as helping families make precious memories, and reaching even more families caring for a seriously ill child.
Families like Lorna’s, who has been supported by her local children’s hospice, Chestnut tree House. Her daughter Essie died at 18 months old.
Lorna says: “What Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice gave us is memories that will last a lifetime.”
Lorna has recorded a special film to celebrate the launch of the partnership and show Morrisons colleagues how much their support means for families like hers:
Together for Short Lives CEO, Andy Fletcher says:
“Hearing the news that your child is seriously ill is devastating – families can be left feeling scared and alone. I can’t tell you what a difference this amazing new partnership will make for these families. Knowing that Morrisons colleagues up and down the country are on their side, means the absolute world.
The money raised through our partnership will give families access to vital care from local children’s hospices and help them to spend less time worrying and more time making memories together. It will also enable us to reach thousands more families caring for a seriously ill child who need support.”
Every Morrisons store is calling on local shoppers to join them for their special ‘Butterfly Bonanza’ between 14-27 February – a fabulous fortnight of fundraising activities to mark the launch of the partnership, as the charity’s famous butterfly flies up and down the country in support of seriously ill children.
What’s more, the charity will have the clout of countless big name brands behind them as Morrisons runs special ‘Every pack gives pack’ promotions, raising money to help seriously ill children and their families treasure every moment together.
Morrisons CEO, David Potts says:
“Together for Short Lives is an amazing charity which supports families through immensely difficult times, and hearing the very important stories from families who have received their support was incredibly moving for everyone at Morrisons. I’m really looking forward to our partnership with Together for Short Lives and helping to raise vital funds to support families with seriously ill children and the wonderful hospices that care for them.”