Every child and young person with a terminal condition must receive the care, support and attention they need. They and their families should be allowed to enjoy being together and build memories, for however long they have.

Our strategy is ambitious and demanding. We will double the number of children, young people and families we support because the need for our services keeps growing. We’ll give families choice on where and how they receive care. We’ll build stronger relationships with the NHS and community organisations so services are better and more inclusive.

As one of the largest children’s hospices in the UK, we are driving up quality in the sector. Working with Together for Short Lives (TFSL), Hospice UK and local hospices, we’re improving the experience that every child, young person and family has, no matter where they are or what they need.

88% of our income comes from voluntary donations, clearly showing we wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Individuals, businesses, groups, trusts and foundations who want children and their families to have what so many of us take for granted. Time and space to relax, have fun and enjoy being a family, together.

Your generosity over the last year meant we reached more families than ever before, launched lifechanging services ‘Care at Home’ and ‘Practical Volunteer Support’, and provided expert care to babies, children and young people with the most severe and complex health problems. The difference you make is the reason we exist.

Thank you, once again.
Ryan (previous CEO)

Impact Report 2018-19