Children’s hospices help seriously ill children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and their families. Just like superheroes, children’s hospices are there for people when they need them most. Together for Short Lives, the national voice for life-limited children, is asking that you be a hero in Children’s Hospice Week and help raise funds for these vital and important services.
Simon Cowell, comments: “Children’s hospices are incredible places that help life-limited children, young people and their families. As Patron of Together for Short Lives, I’m calling on you to be a hero and fundraise for Children’s Hospice Week.”
You can get involved by taking part in Superhero Friday (25 May) a special day of hero inspired fundraising activities. Why not dress up as a superhero and make a donation to Together for Short Lives?
We’ve developed a special fundraising ideas guide, along with posters and invitations to help you get your family, friends or work colleagues involved. Why not see who can come up with the best superhero outfit? Every penny you raise will make a lifetime of difference to life-limited children and their families.
£1 – Could pay for a child’s oxygen mask.
£5 – Could pay for a ten minute telephone conversation at 3am with a parent who ‘just needs to talk’.
£10 – It costs around £10 to change a child’s drip.
£25 – Could pay for a music therapy session for a child, giving them the opportunity to express themselves.
£50 – Could pay for an hour of nursing care for a child at home.
£150 – Could pay for an hour of nursing care for one child in a children’s hospice.
£500 – Could pay for a short break for the whole family at a children’s hospice, providing some much needed rest and family time.
£1,500 – For an extended short break care for the entire family.
£15,000 – Could fund a Care Assistant for one year.
This list is an example of some of the things your donation could help fund – the exact costs will vary across hospices. Children’s hospices will use any money received where they need it most.
Visit www.childrenshospiceweek.org.uk for information on Superhero Friday, other hero inspired ideas and the fundraising resources.
Children’s Hospice Week is co-ordinated nationally by Together for Short Lives working alongside your local children’s hospice.