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On this page we will feature information from one charity that we are currently supporting in one way or another - the information will change from time to time, so please do check back occasionally.
I recently met Sally Stevens at a Biscotti networking event - they really can be useful!
Sally is Director of Fundraising & Communications for the charity Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and sent me some really interesting info on their work - click "Read more" to see what she had to say.
Sadly Alexander lost his battle when he was just eight, but, inspired by his courage and determination, they set out to provide specialist palliative care for other children.
Alexander’s story is not one that the family expected to tell, nor one that any parent would ever want to have to tell, however they understand that some stories, however painful should be told, because they can make a difference.
They founded Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, a local charity which for the past four years has provided the Alexander’s Care Team, delivering palliative care, respite and support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in their own homes across Berkshire and the surrounding areas.
In November 2013 they launched the capital campaign to raise £5m to build a truly local children’s hospice so that families can access the care and support they need within their local community. Preparations are underway and building will begin this year.
Fiona Devine says “Our home from home will be a place of love and laughter, a special place to make special memories. It’s about children being children, in a safe environment; a place where parents feel they can safely be with their children, a secure, safe, loving environment, where no judgements are made. Even very sick children enjoy having an exciting, stimulating place to play and laugh with their brothers, and sisters, friends and family.”
We need your help to build a local children’s hospice. Every little bit makes a HUGE difference – for example just £25 pays for an hour’s respite to help a local family.
You can follow all our fundraising and share our news by liking us on Facebook. Your support comes at a vital time as we prepare to start the build of this much-needed children’s hospice.
Thank you - together we are making a huge difference to the lives of local children suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.