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

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Poppy's story

The last thing you want at your 20-week-scan is the devastating news that your baby has a serious condition. Poppy’s parents found out she had Edwards Syndrome – and although she didn’t survive her birth, we supported the whole family leading up to the birth and helped them cope with her death.

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Bethanie's story

Bethanie started getting tremors in her arms when she was 7, and eventually the specialists decided she may have a rare condition called leukodystrophy. Despite this, and with our support, Bethanie has blossomed into a typical teenage girl who loves music and going shopping.


Jacob's story

Little Jacob has Down syndrome, but not long after he was born he stopped breathing and had a series of apnoea attacks. He spent months in hospital, and now needs a lot of care. We look after Jacob once a fortnight at home, and we provide respite care so his family can have a break.

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Thomas's story

Tomas was poorly when he was born, and he was later diagnosed with CCHS, for which there’s no cure. He needs support to breathe, so his family are on alert 24/7. They all come to us together for mini-breaks, and we take Hospice at Home out to them so our nursing support can relieve his family.

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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