Celebrating 10 years

10 years ago, our children’s hospice was built to provide vital support for local families in desperate need.

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Hospice update - Covid-19


Our shops are now open!

We’re relieved and delighted that our shops have now reopened! Being closed for so long has had a huge impact - in fact we’ve suffered over £1 million loss in shop sales. This, of course, has a knock-on effect on the income our shops can generate for the charity – income that is vital in helping us support local children with life-shortening conditions, their families and families living with loss.

So we need your help! Whether you’re a long-term loyal customer or it’s your first time in a Forget Me Not store, please come and shop with us. You’ll find great quality clothes, homeware, toys, books and furniture – all at incredibly low prices. Rest assured too that we’re taken all the necessary steps to ensure our shops are Covid-safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

We know, from all the kind messages we’ve received, that lots of people have been saving up their donations of unwanted stuff for us. We’d love to take it off your hands – but please ring your local shop before bringing your donations to us as some of our shops have limited capacity. You’ll find all the details here. [link to store locator]

Support for families continues

All the measures we’ve put into place (PPE, excellent infection control, regular testing of staff, care team vaccinations) over the last year have meant families have continued to get the support they need – whether that’s in the hospice or in families’ own homes. All visitors to the hospice are tested before entering.

How you can help

Our usual fundraising activity and events continue to be severely affected. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of creative ways you can support us!

Check out our calendar of virtual events and challenges to keep you entertained, active and fundraising, whether you’re a runner, walker, gamer, or cyclist!

And please join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of our hospice, Russell House, being built – there are lots of ways you can get involved – you can find out more here.

Thank you for all your support. 

Find out more about how to support us

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their families.

We help hundreds of children, and their families, through our Hospice at Home service and at our fantastic purpose-built building - Russell House - in Huddersfield. Our services have been rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC.

Right across West Yorkshire we provide superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling, and much more, all available to the whole family.

We do things differently. If you thought you knew what a hospice was, think again. Prepare to be amazed…

It takes a lot of people to make Forget Me Not possible - from those we care for and our own team to hundreds of volunteers, donors, fundraisers and business supporters.

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For families

Every single thing we do is designed to help you feel a little less alone and more able to make the most of every moment.

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For our supporters

Ask our ‘Purple Posse’ – there’s nothing more fun or more rewarding than getting stuck in on our behalf.

For care professionals

Having our support can make all the difference to your patient care, as well as to your own CPD.


you can make a difference!

Every year more children are diagnosed with life-shortening conditions and more families are living with loss. With only around 4% of our income coming from government sources, we need the support of the whole community to help us continue to be here for the local families who desperately need our help.

How you can help
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