Simon Cowell became a Together for Short Lives’ Patron in 2009. Simon has been a great friend and support of Together for Short Lives’ work with seriously ill babies, children and young people, and their families.
Simon’s support has been transformational and he has made a lasting difference to Together for Short Lives’ awareness-raising and fundraising. Over the years Simon has spent time with many children and families, through visiting children’s hospice and palliative care services such as Richard House Children’s Hospice, Chestnut Tree House and Haven House; and through inviting children and families to join him at The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent studios.
Simon has supported Together for Short Lives’ Children’s Hospice Week campaign for many years and generously hosts our annual Midsummer Ball. Simon has helped Together for Short Lives to reach out to families in need and to raise lifeline funds, by generously inviting us to be one of the X Factor charities since 2011 – helping to raise significant funds for seriously ill children and their families over the last six years.