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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