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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For the next two weeks our friends Penguins have teamed up with Superstars Charity Auction to host a special silent auction full of brilliant lots to suit a wide variety of tastes. We are also very grateful to the generous local companies that have donated lots including Cantium Gin, The 43 Club - Beyond Cocktails and artist Liam Brennan

All profits from the auction will go to supporting the vital work we do.

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Every time you make a purchase you can help support our work as Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% on all eligible purchases.

Simply sign in to your Amazon account via or download the latest Amazon app on your phone or tablet and then switch to Amazon Smile in the settings. Select our charity - Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust – and start shopping!

Thank you to those who are already raising vital funds for us every time you shop, every little bit counts! 💙💛
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