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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Playtime just got more magical at our hospice!✨

Thank you so much to Lifelites for their latest donation of assistive and inclusive technology to help enrich the lives of the children and young people that we support.

Today Lifelites has been training members of Alexander’s Care Team on how to use all the new equipment and toys including Eyegaze which helps children with limited movement or restricted speech communicate and take control for themselves, using just the movement of their eyes. With most of the equipment easily portable, it means there are no limits to where and when we can play!

It was wonderful to be joined by some of our families to celebrate the donation of this new technology and, of course, have a play!

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We are so grateful to the National Lottery Awards for helping to fund the important development of our Family Support programme.

The increased need to develop our Family Support programme has been driven by an increasing number of children with complex needs and a rising number of bereaved families. Thanks to National Lottery Awards’ generous donation of £9,250, we are able to widen the support we can give families including the recruitment of our Family Support Worker, parent group meetings and special events such as our remembrance days.

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📣Please join us in giving our amazing London marathon runners a big cheer! 🙌

Tracey, James and Fraser - we are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck for today.

Go #TeamDevine!

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