Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service has welcomed The Duchess of Cambridge’s support for children’s hospices (CLICK HERE for full press release).
Fiona Devine, co-founder and CEO of the charity, said: “It’s wonderful to have Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s support for children’s hospices, especially in Children’s Hospice week, and given that this is such a significant time for us as our capital campaign to build Berkshire’s children’s hospice moves forward.”
In a statement supporting Children’s Hospice Week released today (June 19) The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), said: "Around the clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home. As Patron of EACH, I have seen first-hand this remarkable and varied work and just how vital the support of staff and volunteers can be to the families of children with life limiting conditions. It has been wonderful to see the fantastic public support for Children's Hospice Week over the last few days. Please continue supporting your local children's hospice in whatever way you can."
Fiona added: “The growing number of children we are supporting through life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, to end of life, in Berkshire shows just how urgent the need is for a children’s hospice in the county where the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William grew up.”
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with family attraction the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort. The close relationship will support the charity in building Berkshire's children's hospice, as well as offering magical VIP days out to the many children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, that Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service supports. Through the attraction's charitable foundation, Merlin's Magic Wand, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort will create a small sensory garden in a section of the grounds of the hospice, using the skills of the model makers and landscape designers based at the attraction. The attraction has already hosted a fabulous day out for more than 100 children and their families who are supported by the charity – a full day of fun led by the LEGOLAND Pirates with special access to rides and the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel, on June 1st. CLICK HERE for press release.
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a dedicated children's hospice service for all children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses in Berkshire and beyond.
Families tell us that they find it difficult to find the right support at the right time and we understand that it is the whole family who need to be looked after. Our ultimate aim is to provide well co-ordinated support, which is available from the point of diagnosis for as long a families want, either in the home or in our local hospice.
We currently fund Alexander's Nurses who provide quite unique specialised care and respite by regularly supporting families in their own homes – our service is unique because we work very closely with all our local NHS hospitals so that families receive a 'joined-up service'.
To read more about Alexander – who remains the inspiration behind the charity, from its inception to today, please take a look at our 'About Us' section.