Devine Spring Appeal

Help make sure this spring is full of moments that matter for families that need us

As well as specialist clinical care, our children’s hospice service is dedicated to helping every child and family make as many precious memories, for however long they have together.

This spring we have lots of activities and events planned. For the children and their siblings there will be play and adventures, as well as inviting families to come together at our hospice for our Spring Family Fun Day.

With your support this spring, we can bring joy, fun and special family time to so many lives.

Get involved with our Devine Spring Appeal

No gift is too small to make a difference this spring.

We rely nearly entirely on fundraising, donations and gifts in Wills to cover our costs, which means your support makes our specialist care, fun and memory-making possible.

Devine Spring appeal chicks and bunnies

The big question this spring….

chick or bunny? or why not both?

Our volunteer knitters have been hard at it again this year making hundreds of adorable chicks and bunnies to raise vital funds for us.

For just £3, give one of our knitted chicks or bunnies a new home!

In a selection of different colours and with a chocolate egg inside, they make the perfect treat for you or a loved one. What’s more, 100% of proceeds go to supporting Alexander Devine.

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Devine Spring Appeal donations

Give a meaningful gift this Spring

A donation to our Devine Spring Appeal means together we can make special moments that matter for every child and family that relies on us.

Here are a few ways you could make a difference:

A gift of £3 could buy an Easter egg for us to give to a child or sibling we support.

A gift of £10 could fund arts and crafts resources to provide stimulation for a child and their siblings at our hospice, in their own home or in hospital.

A gift of £20 could help fund an activity for a family attending our Spring Family Fun Day.

Make a donation


Become an EGGS-tra special fundraiser

Fancy taking on an egg-citing challenge? Want to hold your own Easter egg hunt in your community or perhaps organise some Spring fun with your colleagues?  Make your activities mean more by fundraising as part of our Devine Spring Appeal. It’s easy to set up your own fundraising page. Please do get in touch with our Fundraising Team so we can support you with any resources you might need and answer any questions you might have. Please email

Your support this Spring will help families like Pippa’s

Pippa and her mum Danielle


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 also for her older brother Elliot. 

It’s brilliant how they provide this hug. They are just there all the time and the hospice does not feel like a sad place, it is not full of mourning. All the time we spend there is full of happy memories.”

Danielle, Pippa’s mum


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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Remember our very special Christmas gift from Volvo? 🚗🎁

It’s a gift that really has been making a huge difference to us at Alexander Devine, especially in helping us provide additional support for families like Huzaifah's.

Huzaifah, who is not yet two years old, up until earlier this year had spent just 7 weeks of his life out of hospital. Our team have been supporting the family in trying to keep him safe at home as much as possible, and now we can also help the family with taking him to his hospital appointments for vital treatment.

Using the car meant our Alexander's Nurses and Carers could safely transport Huzaifah along with his wheelchair, additional oxygen cylinders, suction machine and the extra team members we need to keep him safe during the journey.

Thank you Volvo for helping us make even more of a difference to children and families that we support.

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…and relax!

With its mesmerising lights and rainbow of colours, our sensory room is a wonderfully calm environment for the babies, children and young people that we support to explore.

After a busy morning splashing in the pool, getting messy in the creative zone or playing outside in the gardens, it’s the perfect place to unwind (for Alexander’s Nurses and Carers too!)

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Glitz, glamour, delicious food, fabulous entertainment, music and dancing – all wrapped up into one sparkling evening!

For this year's Heaven Sent Ball on Friday 12th May, we are heading to the stunning De Vere Wokefield Estate, near Reading.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit:

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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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