Windsor School presents Alexander Devine Outstanding Kindness award

Kindness was a quality that really shaped the special boy that was Alexander Devine.  So many people remember Alexander as a happy and smiley boy, always willing to help others.

His first school, St Edwards’s Roman Catholic First School, in memory of him initiated the Alexander Devine Outstanding Kindness to others award.  Alexander’s Grandparents, Carmel and William Wakely bought for the school a shield that would recognise the year 3 pupil nominated for the award.  The shield is displayed in the school entrance for all to view.  The awardee is also presented with a cup that they keep for themselves.   

It is an absolute honour for Fiona Devine, our Founder and Alexander’s Mummy, to be invited back each year by the school to present the shield and cup to its deserving winner. This year Fiona was delighted to award this young man, Oliver Harris, with the cup and hear how much the school still talk about Alexander, the extraordinary boy that inspired our hospice service. 

It really is one of the most emotional and rewarding things that I am asked to do.  School can play such a huge part in any child’s life and I am so very grateful that Alexander’s school embraced him in the way that they do and did and that his legacy lives on there.”        Fiona Devine, CEO and Co-Founder of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service                                                                                                               

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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.

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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