Children’s Hospice Week 20-26 June is a week when Together for Short Lives and the 54 UK children’s hospices come together to raise awareness about children’s hospices and celebrate the amazing care and support they give. Everything they do is #ForTheChildren – the theme of this Children’s Hospice Week – helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short.


Children's Hospice Week

Our partnership with Together for Short Lives is raising vital funds for children’s hospices across the country that provide care and support for children and young people with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition. 

Children’s Hospice Week is a week when Together for Short Lives and the 54 UK children’s hospices come together to raise awareness about children’s hospices and celebrate the amazing care and support they give. Everything they do is #ForTheChildren – the theme of this Children’s Hospice Week – helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short.

Children’s hospices are often regarded as sad places where children go to die. Children’s hospices are in fact full of light and joy, providing essential support to families at the hospice, at home and in the community. Read our myth busting FAQs to find out more about what a children’s hospice is like. Children’s hospices are a lifeline to families, providing short breaks, respite care and practical support, enabling families to be families. Watch this virtual tour from Rainbows Children’s Hospice to see an example of a children’s hospice that our partnership will support. 

Not everyone will know about the vital care provided by children’s hospices. That’s why the Morrisons partnership is so important and will help Together for Short Lives reach out to more families caring for a seriously ill child across the country, so no one slips through the net, and instead gets the support they need.

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#ForTheChildren like Isabella

Isabella, known to her family as Bella, was diagnosed with a life-limiting heart condition at three months old. As well as having two holes in her heart, Bella survived meningitis as a baby, and was later diagnosed with a rare, incurable chromosome disorder preventing her from walking, eating orally, or communicating verbally. 

At nine months old the family were introduced to Little Havens Children's Hospice in Benfleet. They supported the family with regular respite care, support and symptom management for 15 years. 

In August 2021 Bella went into hospital with a urine infection and quickly deteriorated. The family did not want Bella to die in a clinical environment so they were moved to Little Havens Children’s Hospice for end of life care.

“When your child has such complex needs, you don’t realise how much time you spend being a carer rather than a mum. In the final nine days at Little Havens all I needed to focus on was spending time with Bella, making memories and being her mum."


With Morrisons’ support, Together for Short Lives will be there for many more families caring for a seriously ill child like Isabella’s. Find out more about our partnership with Together for Short Lives and learn more about what children’s hospices are really like through the Rainbows hospice tour.

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