Family stories

Meet some of the families that we support

Jude and his mother

Jude

Here his family share their story on coming to terms with Jude’s condition and how support from Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is helping them cope with everyday life.
Riley and Stanley

Riley & Stanley

Shailza, the boys mother, shares some insight into life with her boys and the invaluable support she gets from Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
Anna Rose

Anna Rose

Anna’s mum, Kay speaks of the vital support the Alexander Care Team gave to her and her family in helping to cope with the impact of Anna’s condition and loss of her beautiful daughter.
Jude and his mother

Kia

Kia’s mum, Rachel, explains how invaluable Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service has been in caring for Kia and supporting the family especially through the current times.
Jude and his mother

Barnaby

Shortly after Barnaby was born in January 2008, Barnaby’s parents were given the devastating news that the healthy baby they expected had a severe and rare brain disorder called Lissencephaly. This is his story.
Jude and his mother

Aayushi

Aayushi has a progressive neurological disorder. Her condition sadly worsened soon after lockdown and her parents were worried that she may not make it to her 18th birthday in May.

Jude and his mother

Jessica

Jessica’s parents were told that she might not live past her toddler years, so have devoted themselves to providing her with the highest quality of life and giving Jessica the chance to live her life to the full.

Jude and his mother

Harry

Four year old Harry is a happy little boy who loves to read books, zoom around in his wizzybug car and play with his sisters. But his mum Jenny shares how his life is very different to other children his age. 

Jude and his mother

Marcus

Like most boys his age, Marcus loves playing computer games, playing in the park or with his beloved cat Pebbles. But Marcus’s life is sadly anything but ordinary. He was diagnosed late with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare progressive muscle wasting disease.

Jude and his mother

Aidan

Five year old Aidan was born with a rare condition called cystic hygroma. His condition requires daily medical management and affects his breathing, eating and speech.

Help us to support more incredible families like these

Our services are free to every family that needs them but we need your help to continue to support these families and reach out to more that need us.

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26 incredible volunteers 💪
460 🎄 trees collected
...and over £8,500 raised! 🙌

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that generously supported our Christmas Tree Recycling service this year. In particular, our amazing team of volunteers who braved the wet and cold weather to collect trees from people's homes and take them to be recycled.

All the trees were taken to Berkshire College of Agriculture for recycling into chippings and are already being used with their zoo animals on site.

As well as being good for the environment, we also love that our recycling service enables us to support other local charities. As part of our service, which is run in partnership with JustHelping, we are able to nominate a local charity to receive 10% of our donations. We are delighted to choose 18th Maidenhead Scouts, who are always incredibly supportive of our charity.

What a wonderful way to kick-start 2022! 💙💛

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We're embracing the blue this #BlueMonday with a look back at some of our favourite photos from last year’s #RockTheBlue campaign during children’s hospice week.

From dress up days and danceathons, to blue bake sales, raffles and even a blue treasure hunt, we had such a blast in 2021 and we could not have done it without all our amazing local businesses, schools and supporters.

Fancy rocking the blue with us this year? 💙

Join in the BLUEming brilliant fun this children’s hospice week (20th to 26th June 2022) with your most imaginative blue-themed challenge!
Find out more ⬇️ ️www.alexanderdevine.org/rocktheblue

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