Every day, our team of nurses, therapists, counsellors and carers do whatever it takes to support families of children with life-shortening conditions. Like providing emergency respite care to a little boy with a complex health condition who couldn’t be at home because of a power cut. If we hadn’t stepped in, he might have ended up in hospital. Or the time we brought the Blackpool Illuminations to our Snowflake suite for one family who’d wanted to take their baby to see the lights, but very sadly, never got the chance.
From driving across the region to provide hands-on symptom management or end of life care to a child, or adapting to social distancing by delivering counselling online rather than in-person, there are no limits to what we will do to deliver the best care.
But, every year, more children and their families need our support. To meet that rising demand, we need recruit more staff, invest in training, expand our services and keep up to date with the latest innovative medical technologies so we can continue to deliver the best care possible, whatever families need and whatever their future holds. But as a charity, we’re almost entirely dependent on the generosity of people like you. Without people like you, supporters who care deeply about how families of seriously ill children are pushed to their limits, we really will be pushed to ours.
That’s why, this Children’s Hospice Week, I’m asking you to push yourself to your limits by taking on a challenge - something that stretches you, pushes you, maybe even scares you a little, to raise money for your local children's hospice - and the families we support.
Your amazing efforts will help us continue to be here for families who are pushed to their limits. Thank you.
Choose your challenge here