70s songstress pens ‘Devine’ children’s book

Last month, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service celebrated the launch of a new children’s book written by two Berkshire residents to raise funds for the charity. “My Little Book of Happy Angels” features short stories and poems about the adventures of twelve little angels, and is the brainchild of Bucklebury resident, Sue Glover, with assistance from her friends Terry Stares and Ian Ellis, who were very happy to help.

Sue is more widely known for her musical credits from the 60s and 70s, having been one half of the session singing duo known as “Sue and Sunny”, and one of the original members of Brotherhood of Man:

“From the moment I first heard about Alexander Devine, I was determined to do all I could to help. I was so touched by the story and the determination of both John and Fiona Devine to raise the money to build the first children’s hospice in Berkshire so other families could get help and support.  I am still dedicated to this charity and I will continue to help all I can.”

“My Little Book of Happy Angels” is available to buy on Amazon.com with all net profits going to Alexander Devine. Proceeds will help the charity deliver its community service to more families across Berkshire and the surrounding communities. Community Fundraiser, Fionnuala Lawes, helped to co-ordinate the event:

“We are so grateful to Sue, Terry and Ian for choosing to support Alexander Devine with this sweet children’s book; the launch gave us a fantastic opportunity to show all those involved in its creation how the funds raised will make a difference to extraordinary local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.”

A limited number of copies of “My Little Book of Happy Angels” are also available to purchase directly from the hospice. Please contact FionnualaL@alexanderdevine.org for more information.

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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.

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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