Alexander Devine’s HR director goes blue!

This year, for Children’s Hospice Week, we launched a brand new campaign called ‘Rock the Blue’, which was inspired by the brave and extraordinary boy who inspired the founding of our charity 14 years ago. Alexander’s favourite colour was blue and along with his favourite animal, the dolphin, forms part of our logo.

Children’s Hospice Week is an annual event that serves to raise awareness of the vital work of hospices like Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and the children and families that need support. This year it was held between 21st and 26th June.

We were so grateful to be joined by so many local businesses, schools and supporters for so much BLUEming fun. From dress up days and danceathons, to blue bake sales, raffles and even a blue treasure hunt, it was such a wonderful week and we couldn’t have done it without all the amazing support.

Together we raised over £5,000, with over £1,000 coming from our brilliant HR and Wellbeing Director, Warren King, who dyed his beard and hair bright blue!

Commenting on this year’s campaign, Fiona Devine, CEO and Co-founder of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service said:

“We have had so much fun and have loved seeing how supporters across our community, from the young to the old, have embraced the campaign. We hope to make this special campaign an annual event that will help bring the Alexander Devine community together and remember my son Alexander and the incredible legacy he gave us. The specialist care and support we provide to so many families would not be possible without him. He would have loved the blue theme and no doubt come up with something wonderfully creative and fun to do!”

Rock the Blue will be back next year – 20th to 26th June 2022. Keep an eye out for how to get involved: www.alexanderdevine.org/rocktheblue

 

 

 

 

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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 into surrounding counties. If you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Talia’s got something exciting to tell you… Tickets for our Big Curry Night at the hospice are on sale! 🍽🍛

We’re thrilled to share that our wonderful friends at Wokingham curry restaurant, Sultan will be cooking up a delicious Indian banquet for guests to enjoy this year.

Take a sneak peek at the menu and book your place 👇 alexanderdevine.org/2023/01/bigcurrynight/
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🛒Your weekly shop could help raise money for Together for Short Lives and children’s hospices like Alexander Devine at no extra cost to you!

If you shop at your local Morrisons and buy from their Every Pack Gives Back range throughout February, a donation will be made to Morrisons' charity partner, Together for Short Lives.

This fantastic partnership is raising vital funds for children’s hospices up and down the country like Alexander Devine, helping us deliver specialist care for local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

Children just like Pippa, who needs round-the-clock care:
“Alexander Devine's support is invaluable. They are there through all sorts of different issues, whether it be emotional support or medical advice, and that’s not just for Pippa but for all of us. It’s brilliant how they provide this hug.” - Danielle, Pippa's mum
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Are you a nurse or carer interested in working in children's palliative care?

Come along to our Careers Morning at our Maidenhead children's hospice on Saturday 4th March to find out about the varied, exciting, and rewarding roles available.

This event is aimed at student nurses, Band 4 Nurse Associates, Band 5 and 6 Nurses, Band 3 and 4 Carers, and Nursery Nurses.

Book your place by emailing ameliap@alexanderdevine.org or please call 01628 822777 for more information

www.alexanderdevine.org/events

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