Rock The Blue! 19th – 25th June 2023


After all the BLUEming fun we had in 2022, we are excited to tell you that Rock the Blue is back again as we celebrate Children’s Hospice Week 2023.

Children’s Hospice Week is a dedicated awareness and fundraising week for children’s hospices across the UK and this year we have again decided to mark the occasion with our special campaign #RockTheBlue.

From dress up days and danceathons, to blue bake sales, raffles and even a blue ping pong tournament,  we had such a blast in 2022 and we could not have done it without all our amazing local businesses, schools and supporters.

Why blue?

Blue was 8 year old Alexander Devine’s favourite colour and along with his favourite animal, the dolphin, it forms part of our logo; a reminder of how this very special boy inspired our charity and without whom we would not be here today providing specialist care and support to so many children and families.

So in Alexander’s honour we’re encouraging everyone to join the fun and #RockTheBlue with your most imaginative blue-themed challenge!

Get in touch with us for more information about how you can get involved this year –

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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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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 👇
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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

#nursejobs #carers #childrenshospicecare #palliativecare #nurserynurse #SpecialPlaceToWork #Berkshirejobs
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Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is the operating name of Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 5757493

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