Together for Short Lives are a charity that helps children with life-limiting conditions and their families get the very best care and support they can to make the most out of every moment together as a family.
‘Moments that matter’ is the theme for this year’s campaign. Hospices can be incredibly happy, bright places that help families to create precious moments together that they will treasure forever
From duck races to bubble runs, we are proud to say that staff from every village across the UK participate in volunteering for their local children’s hospice. Take a look at some of the ways we have supported Together for Short Lives recently…
Head Office and the Contact Centre
A team went to Bluebell Wood to help with their housekeeping for the day, as children’s hospices are always in need of some extra pairs of hands. The hospice is often a home away from home for these children and their families, they were grateful for helping it to become an even warmer and welcoming place!
A team from Sherwood Forest went to Bluebell Wood to transform a previously disused garden area into a beautiful, accessible fairy garden! This is now a peaceful place for children and families to enjoy time together outside.
A team of maintenance volunteers from Whinfell Forest made a visit to Jigsaw Children’s Hospice to help tidy up their workshop and create some new shelving. Tasks like these save hospice workers valuable time, allowing them to focus their efforts on delivering care to children and families.
An Elveden Forest team went along to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice’s Retail Office, to help support their charity shops. Shops can be a big part of supporting a children’s hospice, helping them to raise funds consistently throughout the year, and they are always looking for volunteers to support on the shop floor and in their warehouses.
Colleagues from Woburn Forest went to Keech Hospice for a day of pottery painting and pampering. Their volunteering day was just before Mother’s Day, so they helped the children with their pottery painting to make some lovely Mother’s Day gifts for some special Mums, as the Mums themselves also got pampered.
The Longleat Forest team took the Center Parcs experience to Children’s Hospice South West and filled the day face painting, hair braiding, nail treatments, nature walks and sports day games. Their support helped children, siblings and parents to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities together and make some very precious memories.
Find out more
To learn more about the inspiring work of Together for Short Lives and the support they offer families all over the UK, find out more here.