Family stories

Our families wanted to share their story as a way to support Children's Hospice South West's 25th Anniversary

Videos from Little Bridge House

The Turner family

Iona is 11 and has Cerebral Palsy, meaning she has complex needs and requires 24-hour care.

The Turner family visit Little Bridge House for respite breaks.







The Pawlowski family

Sandra and Michaal Pawlowski have come to Little Bridge House for the weekend.

Their daughter Misia cannot communicate and needs round the clock care.







Videos from Charlton Farm

The MacBean family

This film sees us meet the MacBean family who are at Charlton Farm with their three children Ollie, Belle and Emily.

Despite Ollie’s complex needs, Nick and Laurie MacBean cared for him by themselves for the first years of his life. The family then sought bereavement support from Charlton Farm when their daughter, Abi died.

Since that time the family have regularly visited Charlton Farm for care and support with the children.


The Ahmed family

The Ahmed family visit Charlton Farm near Bristol for regular weekend visits.

At the hospice they receive support and care for their five year old daughter Mariam and her older sisters Rabia and Hafsa.






Videos from Little Harbour

The Crowe family

Wesley and Hayley's eldest daughter Anna has multiple conditions and needs constant care.

The family come to Little Harbour for care and support with Anna and their three other children Kaede, Luca and Jonah.






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.