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Last week, over 65 volunteers and staff at Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service all came together for our charity’s first ‘One Team’ day.

Devine Daredevils take to the skies

Our 21 brave Devine Daredevils have raised over £18,000 for us this year, money that will make a big difference to the children and families we support.

Have you spotted our lion cub?

We are thrilled to be part of the Lions of Windsor 2019 sculpture trail, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Legoland who kindly sponsored our Lion Cub.

Blooming marvellous fundraiser

A number of beautiful private gardens in Cookham Dean and Marlow proved to be real crowd pleasers when they were opened up to the public last month.

Devine Paws back for third year

Devine Paws Dog Show and Family Fun Day held in memory of Skyla Head with all proceeds from the day going towards our hospice service, which supported Skyla during her short life.

Bird watch has begun at the hospice!

We are hoping to attract a wide variety of wild birds to our hospice grounds thanks to two new bird feeders that were gifted to us by RSPB East and McCarthy and Stone.

Going to great lengths

Our corporate partners go to incredible lengths to support us! This week a team from Fiscal Technologies attempted to swim the English Channel to raise money for us.

Our volunteers – a force for good!

To celebrate National Volunteers Week, we took the opportunity to personally thank each and every one of our volunteers at our annual Volunteers BBQ.

A splashing good time!

When we opened our hydrotherapy pool in May the smiles on the faces of the children and parents that came to try it out said it all!

Our £11,000 biking hero

School teacher, Chris Best, cycled all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats over ten days

Over 140 turn out for Thatcham bootcamp

Personal trainer Johnny Stokes, who runs fitness classes across Berkshire, brought together 143 people in Thatcham for a massive bootcamp session and raised more than £3,000

Dying Matters Week

It is Dying Matters week and Catherine Northup our Alexander’s Play Specialist tells us why we should not shy away from talking about loss, especially with children.

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 the surrounding counties. Anyone can make a referral to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and if you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Game of thrones fan? Wine connoisseur? Art enthusiast? Strictly come dancing fanatic? Golf lover?

For the next two weeks our friends Penguins have teamed up with Superstars Charity Auction to host a special silent auction full of brilliant lots to suit a wide variety of tastes. We are also very grateful to the generous local companies that have donated lots including Cantium Gin, The 43 Club - Beyond Cocktails and artist Liam Brennan

All profits from the auction will go to supporting the vital work we do.

To see what’s available and make a bid, head to
www.jumblebee.co.uk/Penguins4AlexanderDevine
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Amazon Smile is such a simple way to support Alexander Devine.

Every time you make a purchase you can help support our work as Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% on all eligible purchases.

Simply sign in to your Amazon account via smile.amazon.co.uk or download the latest Amazon app on your phone or tablet and then switch to Amazon Smile in the settings. Select our charity - Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust – and start shopping!

Thank you to those who are already raising vital funds for us every time you shop, every little bit counts! 💙💛
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...and relax. It is good to be back in the hospice 💙💛

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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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