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Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Global musician and media star Peter Andre was named Patron of Together for Short Lives in January 2019. Peter is passionate about making a lifetime of difference to seriously-ill children, and has been a supporter of our work and children’s hospices for many years having seen first hand the support provided to families at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Sussex – which he is also charity Patron of. “It was so different to what I thought it was going to be,” says Peter about his first visit to Chestnut Tree House. “It has an incredible atmosphere – you walk in and everything is so calm and everyone is smiling. . . and definitely no hospital feeling about it.”

As well as supporting Chestnut Tree directly, Peter is also keen to support our work as the national charity that raises awareness and vital funds for the 54 children’s hospices across the UK, and helps parents find the vital life support they need. At our Nutcracker Ball, in November 2018, Peter heard mum Carly talk about her family’s heartbreak after hearing the news that her daughter Effie had an incurable condition and would die very young. Peter was struck by her sense of isolation and her struggle to get the right support. “No family should face this journey alone, no family should feel isolated or have to fight to get the care they need. Families like Carly’s haven’t got time to waste – and need to know that help is at hand now. Thank goodness that Together for Short Lives was there for Carly. That’s why I’m right behind their national work of reaching out to families and campaigning to make sure every family get the care they need. I’m really blown away by the work of Together for Short Lives. What they do is incredible and I am honoured to become a Patron.”

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