Today we’re really excited to announce our brand new charity partners, Together for Short Lives, the only charity supporting the UK’s 54 children’s hospices. Chosen from over 100 charities as part of a Morrisons colleague vote, we look forward to a three year partnership aiming to raise a whopping £10 million! 

Who are Together For Short Lives?

Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s 54 children’s hospices and families facing the heartbreak that their child will die young. They support 99,000 families, up and down the UK, caring for a seriously ill child, and the children’s hospices that provide them with vital care.

They want to help every child and family living with a life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so that they can make the most of every moment they have together - whether that's years, months or just hours.


How will the funds raised by Morrisons help?

Money raised in Morrisons stores and sites will support children’s hospices with the vital funding they need to be there for 99,000 families across the UK caring for a seriously ill child.

Fundraising from the partnership will also go towards raising awareness of the support available to families who are not currently being reached by children’s palliative care services, increasing access to hospices and other vital children’s palliative care services. 

With Morrisons, Together for Short Lives will work to reach every family caring for a seriously ill child in the UK who needs support.

Andy Fletcher, Chief Executive at Together for Short Lives highlights the difference this partnership will make for families supported by a children’s hospice:

“We're absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Morrisons’ next charity partner. Their support is going to help us make a lifetime of difference in communities up and down the UK. Families of seriously ill children are pushed to their limits every day. This incredible partnership will help to ensure that lifeline children’s hospices who are there for these families, aren’t pushed to theirs. The partnership will also kick-start an exciting new project to help us reach every family who needs our help in local communities. Every single Morrisons store and site will be connected with their local children’s hospice, raising much-needed funds to help them provide families facing the unimaginable with vital care and the chance to make cherished memories together. A partnership of this scale is just transformational – Together for Short Lives cannot save a child’s life, but with a little help from Morrisons colleagues and customers we can make sure that no family has to suffer through their child’s short life alone, and instead can treasure every moment they have together.”