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A magical place

We believe in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things for children and their families.

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About us


Whatever you thought a children’s hospice might be like, that’s not us. Prepare to be amazed.

We’re a pioneering children’s hospice. We never stop looking for new and better ways to support local children and families. Magic happens here, which is one of the reasons we’ve chosen a real princess to be our patron!

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The difference we make

We’re here for any family confronted with the news that their child has a life-shortening condition – from as early as pregnancy onwards.

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The CQC rated us as ‘outstanding’

“Care was provided to an extremely high standard in a child-centred environment, and extended to family members in a highly inclusive and holistic way. Families described the support as being like an extension of their own family. Staff focus was on enhancing the quality of life for children and their families and this was unanimously confirmed by families.”– CQC inspection report

Melissa's story

Melissa’s family’s world revolves around their 5 year old daughter. And like all of the families we support, they wouldn’t have it any other way. But that doesn’t mean that caring for a child with complex health conditions isn’t really hard, demanding round-the-clock care.

Theo's story

After trying for a baby for some time, Stacy and Stefan had come to accept that “it would just be the three of us,” with Stacy’s son Raymond. Then Stacy became pregnant with Theo. Very sadly though, Theo died shortly after birth. The family spent a few days with him in our Snowflake Suite. “We feel really lucky that we got to hold him.” 

Taniesha's story

Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition before birth, Taniesha also has Downs Syndrome and has undergone a number of serious operations. She tires easily and can’t do as much as other children. Despite it all, “she’s full of life and loves dancing and music!”

Jacob's story

When Jacob was 8 he was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy and mum Jackie became his full-time carer. When the family was told his condition was life-shortening in 2017, we got involved. “Forget Me Not could see I was more like a nurse and carer than I was a mum. They allowed me to be a mum again.”

We can’t do it without you

Find out more about why we’re so different, and why we depend on the community to help us make magic happen.

We must raise over £4m every year to cover our costs – but we can still only support a small proportion of the children in our area who need us. Find out more about us and you might decide you want to help us start reaching the rest!

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