Devine Daredevils take to the skies

We are in awe of all our Devine Daredevils who have been taking to the skies this Summer to complete their tandem skydives. Our 21 brave Devine Daredevils have raised over £18,000 for us this year, money that will make a big difference to the children and families we support. It could for example pay for pay for over 32 days of day care at the hospice for a child.

 Last weekend it was the turn of our very own Community Fundraiser George, aka Torpedo Torpey, who jumped along with his sister and friends.

 Ever wondered what it is like to do a tandem jump. This is what Torpedo Torpey had to say…

 “Signing up for this challenge was a huge surprise to my family and friends. I am in no way a thrill-seeker, in fact I am the kind of person who actively avoids any of the big rides at theme parks.

However, I knew that this would be an amazing opportunity to face my fears and also importantly make a difference to the amazing children and families I meet working at Alexander Devine. This probably made me more determined to do it, knowing that the money we raised would help those who are not as fortunate as myself.

I can honestly say that jumping out of that plane is nothing like anything I have experienced. It is so difficult to put into words. As the plane reached 2,000 ft my nerves started kicking in. We looked so high up but the plane still had to get to 10,000 ft!

I was the first to jump and freefalling from that plane was indescribable. When I opened my eyes and was able to look around – wow, it was truly a bucket list experience! The day was made all the more special as I was jumping alongside my sister and friends.”

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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We wanted to pay tribute to a very special young man who has been part of our Alexander Devine family for the past six years. A few weeks ago we had our final home visit with him before he transitions to an adult hospice.

This extraordinary young man has has brought so much joy, laughter and love to us all Alexander Devine. Amongst many things, we will miss his cheeky sense of humour and love of singing!

Here's to you Tomi, our superhero!
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Thank you so much to Naomi from Wild Heart Yoga for helping to raise money for us. Naomi is streaming live yoga sessions for free and asking students to make a donation to Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service. Head to her page for details of all her classes.First live stream class done! That was really scary for me but so glad I did it. Was wonderful to see all my lovely students, Miss you all so much! Shoved everything out of the way, had a big roll of carpet in front of me, a step ladder, paint and my dog moaning but it was lovely all the same 😂
I’ll be teaching more classes next week - details to follow. Classes will free but I’m asking people to donate money to charities. My suggested is @alexanderdevinehospice but the choice is yours.
Let’s use this as a chance to give something back! Much love ♥️💫🤪🙌🏻 #yogaonline #zoom #wildheartyoga #charityyoga #stayhome #yoga #spreadlove

Ps. Message me to book onto classes
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On this day 13 years ago, Fiona Devine established Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service after her son Alexander tragically passed away.

Today Fiona has published an Open Letter in response to the Covid-19 crisis, urging our supporters and local community to help us. You can read the letter in full here.

alexanderdevine.org/2020/03/open-letter-from-our-ceo-fiona-devine/

To each and every one of you, please give what you can to help us maintain our much-needed and valued service. We need your help now more than ever.
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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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