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Children's Hospice Week 2018

Monday 21 May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018
Family event
Event organiser:
Third Party

Capturing moments that matter


Children’s Hospice Week is the only week in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of children with life-limiting conditions whilst also raising funds for services like ours that provide much-needed care and support. This year’s campaign aims to show that children’s hospices can be places where children and their families live life to the full, no matter how short life is.

Children’s Hospices across the UK help these children enjoy the simple moments in life that we all cherish. Join us this Children’s Hospice Week from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 May to create more moments that matter.

Lying in the soft play area

Children’s Hospice South West has always aimed to make the most of short and precious lives. We will be capturing our own 'moments that matter' by asking our families what they love to do, as well as inviting our supporters to create their own moments, to share on social media and raise awareness of what amazing places children’s hospices can be.

Pizza, especially when we make it ourselves!

Join us for our live Twitter Q&A

We'll be supporting the week with lots of social media activity including a very special live Twitter Q&A on Thursday 24 May from 7.00pm-8.00pm.

How to get involved

Follow us on social media to get involved and join in our live Q&A, where we invite you to ask questions about our hospices and the work that we do.  There are lots of fun ways to raise funds and awareness of our work this Children’s Hospice Week, such as a bake sale at work or a karaoke night with family and friends!  Don't forget to use the hashtag #LifesShort.

If you'd like to fundraise for us, check out our resources to help get you started.

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The Alvarez-Griffin family

Peter and Chimi have had regular visits to Little Harbour with their son, Santi, for six months.

Santi was born with an undiagnosed genetic condition and the family comes to the hospice for care and support.

Watch the video

The Alvarez-Griffin family - Santi's story