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.

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.

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 £1.8 million to run our children’s hospice service each year

135+

children and their families we currently support 

14,450+

hours of care and support for families in the past year 

80%

of our income 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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It’s been a making music and playing with friends kind of day!

#lifeatourhospice #musictherapy #sensoryplay #play
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26 incredible volunteers 💪
460 🎄 trees collected
...and over £8,500 raised! 🙌

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that generously supported our Christmas Tree Recycling service this year. In particular, our amazing team of volunteers who braved the wet and cold weather to collect trees from people's homes and take them to be recycled.

All the trees were taken to Berkshire College of Agriculture for recycling into chippings and are already being used with their zoo animals on site.

As well as being good for the environment, we also love that our recycling service enables us to support other local charities. As part of our service, which is run in partnership with JustHelping, we are able to nominate a local charity to receive 10% of our donations. We are delighted to choose 18th Maidenhead Scouts, who are always incredibly supportive of our charity.

What a wonderful way to kick-start 2022! 💙💛

#volunteering #VolunteeringHeroes #communitysupport #localcharity #makeadifference
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We're embracing the blue this #BlueMonday with a look back at some of our favourite photos from last year’s #RockTheBlue campaign during children’s hospice week.

From dress up days and danceathons, to blue bake sales, raffles and even a blue treasure hunt, we had such a blast in 2021 and we could not have done it without all our amazing local businesses, schools and supporters.

Fancy rocking the blue with us this year? 💙

Join in the BLUEming brilliant fun this children’s hospice week (20th to 26th June 2022) with your most imaginative blue-themed challenge!
Find out more ⬇️ ️www.alexanderdevine.org/rocktheblue

#BlueMonday #FundraisingFun
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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

Copyright © 2019 Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service. UK Registered Charity No. 1118947.