This is…CHaL (Children’s Hospices Across London)

This is Children’s Hospice Week (22-28 June 2020) – the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospices and palliative care services across the UK.

Events of this year have been the toughest time many of us have ever faced. For families who care for seriously ill children it has meant that they feel more alone than ever. CHaL hospices have been adjusting to new ways to care and support families who need them.

CHaL is here to support all London children’s hospices so that they can be there for families who care for seriously ill children. Children’s hospices are a vital lifeline to families. Hospices are where families can feel safe, supported and access the specialist care they need when there really is nowhere else to turn.

Children’s hospices need your support to be able to continue to support families long into the future.

Get involved in Children’s Hospice Week and stay in touch with your local hospice in London. Find out how you can support them or stay in touch.

CHaL is a group of six hospices that support children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families. The hospices are active across all 33 London boroughs and parts of the home counties – our hospices can help manage a child’s symptoms and give families short breaks, as well as offering end-of-life care and bereavement support.

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This is what you can do to help during Children’s Hospice Week

  • Link through and stay in touch with your local children’s hospice
  • Sign up to their newsletters
  • Donate

We help create positive memories, provide emotional and social support, and offer nursing care to more than 2,000 children and their families each year, so that they can live a life that’s as full as possible.
By working collaboratively, raising awareness and funds, we are making our resources go further, but research shows that we only reach around a third of the children and families that could benefit from our support. Together we want to ensure that every child and their family in London, has access to the care and support so desperately needed when facing a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

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