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Morrisons’ new charity partnership with Together for Short Lives will help families in the South West

15 February 2022 chsw Fundraising

A brand new partnership was launched today between supermarket giant Morrisons and charity Together for Short Lives, that will benefit families caring for a seriously ill child from across the South West.

Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s children’s hospices, including Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). CHSW has three hospices which support families facing the heartbreak that their child will die young: Charlton Farm near Bristol, Little Bridge House in Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.

Together for Short Lives and Morrisons are set to raise vital funds for children’s hospices across the country as part of a flagship three-year-partnership launching today, February 15 2022.

Morrisons will help us be there for families like Logan’s, who has been supported by Charlton Farm.

Logan suffered a type of stroke in utero and as a result had severe brain damage. He now has severe spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, epilepsy, microcephaly, dystonia, cortical visual impairment, and has a tracheostomy and gastrostomy. 


Logan also has a wicked grin, a cheeky side and a good sense of humour!

His mum, Liz, said: “The respite CHSW provides gives us something to look forward to, it gives me time where I can detach myself from Logan’s care and focus on being ‘Mum’. The support the team at Charlton Farm give us is incredible, nothing is too much trouble and the care they give Logan is exemplary. Handing over his care is not the easiest, practically or emotionally but knowing the staff are highly experienced and well qualified is really reassuring and instils great confidence not only for us but for Logan too.”

Together for Short Lives CEO, Andy Fletcher says: “Hearing the news that your child is seriously ill is devastating – families can be left feeling scared and alone. I can’t tell you what a difference this amazing new partnership will make for these families. Knowing that Morrisons colleagues up and down the country are on their side, means the absolute world.

“The money raised through our partnership will give families access to vital care from local children’s hospices and help them to spend less time worrying and more time making memories together. It will also enable us to reach thousands more families caring for a seriously ill child who need support.”

Every Morrisons store is calling on local shoppers to join them for their special ‘Butterfly Bonanza’ between 14-27 February – a fabulous fortnight of fundraising activities to mark the launch of the partnership, as the charity’s famous butterfly flies up and down the country in support of seriously ill children.

Morrisons CEO, David Potts says: “Together for Short Lives is an amazing charity which supports families through immensely difficult times, and hearing the very important stories from families who have received their support was incredibly moving for everyone at Morrisons. I'm really looking forward to our partnership with Together for Short Lives and helping to raise vital funds to support families with seriously ill children and the wonderful hospices that care for them.”