James Sunderland is helping promote Children’s Hospice Week this week (22-28 June).
Children’s Hospice Week is the only week of the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK – and the seriously ill children and young people they support.
If you would like to find out how you can help, you can find out more on the Together for Short Lives’ website here.
“This year has been particularly tough for many people, but many families caring for a seriously ill child have felt more alone than ever.
“Children’s hospices offer an vital lifeline”.
The Government has made £200 million available to help children’s and adult hospices in England between April and June. This has enabled children’s hospices to play their part in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. They have made capacity available to help discharge seriously ill children who have needed palliative care from hospital – and ensure that they and their families could be cared for in their homes and in children’s hospices, reducing their risk of needing to be admitted to hospital.
But children’s hospices still need the public’s support to continue. Children’s Hospice Week is a chance to do something amazing by taking on a personal fundraising challenge or to come together with friends and family online to make a difference. Together for Short Lives’ Children’s Hospice Week Wheel of Fortune is helping people to find a fundraising challenge that’s right for them.