Join our sea of Santas in Windsor!

Kick off the festive season with us on Sunday 27th November 2022 at our iconic Santa Dash in Windsor. 

EARLY BIRD – if you book before 7th October you can get 10% off your tickets by using the discount code SANTA2022

Take a tour of our hospice

Aaron and Habibah are two of the amazing young people that we support and they have created this very special virtual tour of our children’s hospice.

Caring for the child and the whole family

We offer a range of care and support services for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

Read about some of ways we help families in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.

You can change lives

Not only could your Will help secure your family’s future, it could also help ensure the future of  our much-needed children’s hospice service. And it won’t cost you a penny right now.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will and our free online Will writing service.

It's our 15th Birthday!

2022 is a special year for our charity. It was 15 years ago that our charity was founded, inspired and in memory of a remarkable little boy, Alexander.

Since then, we’ve given hundreds of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, the specialist care and support that they need.

What we do

We provide specialist care and support to children with life-limiting and

life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and into surrounding counties.

Alexander Devine Dolphin mascot with fundraising bucket.
You can help

Our vital work is only possible because of the kindness and support of wonderful people like you! 

 

Alexander
About us

Alexander is the inspiration for our children’s hospice service, an extraordinary and brave boy who sadly passed away at the age of 8 from a rare brain tumour.

Boy in wheelchair laughing with Alexander Devine nurse.
Join the team

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team as we continue to develop and grow our children’s hospice service.

It costs around £2.33 million to run our children’s hospice service each year

150+

children and their families we currently support 

17,185+

hours of care and support for families in the past year 

78%

of what we need to cover our costs comes from donations, fundraising and gifts in Wills

Our services

We understand that having a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can impact on everything you do. That’s why we care for the child and the whole family.

Our holistic approach is bespoke for every child and family in order to provide the best possible care and support that they need. 

As well as the clinical care, we open up opportunities for children and their siblings to experience fun, joy and adventures, and help families make precious memories for as long as they have.

Respite care

Specialist play

Symptom management

Family support

End of life care

Bereavement support

Need our help?

The word hospice should not seem scary and getting support from us doesn’t have to mean a child’s death is imminent. Helping to enrich the lives of the children and their families is at the heart of our service, our end of life and bereavement support is just a part of what we do.

Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties. If you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Playtime just got more magical at our hospice!✨

Thank you so much to Lifelites for their latest donation of assistive and inclusive technology to help enrich the lives of the children and young people that we support.

Today Lifelites has been training members of Alexander’s Care Team on how to use all the new equipment and toys including Eyegaze which helps children with limited movement or restricted speech communicate and take control for themselves, using just the movement of their eyes. With most of the equipment easily portable, it means there are no limits to where and when we can play!

It was wonderful to be joined by some of our families to celebrate the donation of this new technology and, of course, have a play!

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We are so grateful to the National Lottery Awards for helping to fund the important development of our Family Support programme.

The increased need to develop our Family Support programme has been driven by an increasing number of children with complex needs and a rising number of bereaved families. Thanks to National Lottery Awards’ generous donation of £9,250, we are able to widen the support we can give families including the recruitment of our Family Support Worker, parent group meetings and special events such as our remembrance days.

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📣Please join us in giving our amazing London marathon runners a big cheer! 🙌

Tracey, James and Fraser - we are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck for today.

Go #TeamDevine!

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Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is the operating name of Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 5757493

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