10 year old Elliot takes on mammoth cycle challenge

Starting on Monday 15 June, 10-year-old Elliot Wilkinson is going to be cycling 1km for every child with a life-limiting and life-threatening condition that our children’s hospice service supports, including his six year old sister Pippa. In total he will be cycling 132km!

Elliot is one of Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden’s Charity Challengers on Heart Radio which is raising money for the Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal.

Global’s Make Some Noise is the official charity of Global, home to some of the UK’s biggest radio brands including Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold.

The appeal aims to support small charities across the country, like Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, whose services are needed more than ever, both on the frontline now and in months to come.

Fiona Devine, CEO and Co-Founder of Alexander Devine, said:

“We could not be more proud of Elliot and his challenge. What an amazing and inspirational young man!

We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of Global’s Make Some Noise. It is an incredible platform for us to share the impact our children’s hospice has on families across our region, and why we need people’s support now more than ever, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Alexander Devine receives only 4 per cent of its running costs from statutory sources, and relies on fundraising and donations to make up the rest of the £1.6 million a year it takes to run our hospice service across Berkshire.

Throughout the lockdown, we have adapted our services to make sure we continue to be there for children and families that rely on us.

Global’s Make Some Noise campaign will be highlighted on shows across its radio stations, culminating a day of action on 19th June, when the stations will come together to raise money for its chosen charities.

You can stay updated on the campaign via our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Click here to support Elliot in his challenge

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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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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Amazon Smile is such a simple way to support Alexander Devine.

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 smile.amazon.co.uk 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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...and relax. It is good to be back in the hospice 💙💛

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