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.

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.

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.

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. Anyone can make a referral to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and if you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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🌴Come join the party🍹

This October, our incredible friends at Nirvana Spa are hosting an ALL INCLUSIVE Caribbean Party with 100% of all ticket sales benefitting Alexander Devine!

This spectacular event promises to be an occasion to remember with reggae anthems, a carnival atmosphere and bottomless rum punch! You will feel like you've been transported to Caribbean shores.

For more details and to book your tickets 👇
nirvanaspa.co.uk/caribbean-party/
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It’s bright, colourful, fun, noisy and we can play with it anywhere we like in the hospice! 💙💛

We absolutely love our new mobile sensory unit, generously donated by The Fence Club.

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If you are shopping in your local Tesco store in the next few months, you could help us win up to £3,000!

We’re thrilled to be in the customer vote for a Tesco #CommunityGrant during July, August and September.

Every time you shop, please ask for a blue token at the till and pop it in our box. The more tokens we get, the bigger the donations we receive so don't forget to also ell your friends and family about how they can support us.

The other great news is that there are plenty of stores around Maidenhead and Reading that you can vote in. We've listed some of these below:
💙Bath Road, Taplow
💛Burnham Road, Slough
💙High Street, Burnham
💛Bath Road, Maidenhead
💙Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
💛Church Street, Caversham
💙Buckingham Drive, Emmer Green
💛Shinfield Road, Reading
💙Silverdale Road, Lower Earley
💛Napier Road, Reading
💙Bath Road, Southcote Service Station, Reading
💛Market Place, Reading
💙Oxford Road, Reading
💛Crown Street, Reading
💙Whitely Street Reading
💛London Road, Reading
💙Portman Road, Reading
💛Knowsley Road, Tilehurst
💙Reading Road, Burghfield Common
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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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