Berkshire's best Santa Dash is back

…well virtually!

This year things are a little different but it’s still the perfect way for you, your family and colleagues to kick off the festive season.

We need your help more than ever

Please help us continue to provide vital support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families

Working from home?

The money you are saving on your commute could make a huge difference to Alexander Devine children and their families


We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and taking any sensible and necessary precautions in line with the very latest advice provided by Public Health England.

What we do

We provide vital support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and the 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! 

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 at a very exciting time in our charity’s development.

It costs over £125,000 to run Alexander Devine each month


children and their families supported in the past year


direct hours of care to families in the past year


of our income comes from donations and fundraising

Our services

We understand that having a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can impact on everything you do. At Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service our approach is personal and we work closely with our families to provide their child with the best possible quality of care as well as the support that is needed for their family. 

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 the 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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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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