Volvo’s extra special Christmas gift for our charity

On Wednesday 14th December, we were thrilled to receive an amazing Christmas present from Volvo Car UK in the form of a brand new fully electric XC40 Recharge.

The car manufacturer, which has its UK headquarters in Maidenhead, generously provided us with the car free-of-charge for an initial one year period, while also covering all insurance, service and maintenance costs. The fully electric car will help support us with reducing petrol and mileage costs, which we estimate to be a saving of over £1,000 across the year based on current electricity charges. Volvo is also covering the cost and installation of a domestic charging point to ensure we are able to recharge quickly and easily onsite.

The electric car will be used by Alexander’s Nurses and Carers as part of our community respite service in which we visit children and their families at home or in hospital. We support families across the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties, so the costs of making these trips can be expensive.

The car will also be used by our fundraising team, which relies heavily on community fundraising events to raise the money we need to run our much-needed children’s hospice service.

Tai Bishop, Lead for Corporate Fundraising, praised the generosity of Volvo:

“As Christmas presents goes, this is pretty special! The gift of this car to help with visits to families and also with our fundraising, is so generous and with it being fully electric, it will make such a big impact on our costs and our environmental impact.

Our enormous thanks to the Volvo team for its incredible generosity. It is definitely a present that will keep giving back throughout the year!”

Gemma Denes, People Director at Volvo Car UK said:

“We are really proud to continue supporting the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. We know that this electric XC40 will make a positive difference, while helping their amazing nurses and carers to continue offering such incredible support to the families who need it most. We’ve worked together with Alexander Devine for the past few years, and hope to continue supporting the fundraising they need to run this vital service for many more years to come.”





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

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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.

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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 or please call 01628 822777 for more information

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