Show you care during Children’s Hospice Week
There are 49,000 children in the UK living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and that number is growing.
Today (Monday 17th) marks the start of Children’s Hospice Week which is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK.
The theme of this year’s campaign is Moments That Matter focussing on services and ways in which families create special memories and moments in their lives.
Moments That Matter can be anything from the first family swim to a more poignant time when a hospice has helped.
There are 54 children’s hospices in the UK all providing vital care and support to families at the toughest times, providing help to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of children, young people and their families.
There are various ways you can help support their work and raise money – hold a sweepstake using the Flutter Buy Sweepstake sheet or hold a fundraiser. Why not try a ‘give it up’ challenge, use the fundraising recipe card for ideas and once you’ve decided what to do, spread the word using the empty belly poster.
Hospices across our areas – Helen & Douglas House, Oxford; Alexander Devine, Maidenhead; Christopher’s, Guildford; Naomi House & Jacksplace, Winchester and Julia’s House, Devizes – are doing vital work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.