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The theme of this years Children’s Hospice Week is ‘Moments that Matter’ and will focus on how Chestnut Tree House, and other hospices across the UK, help families create special memories and important moments in their lives together.
Children’s Hospice Week (17-23 June) is the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for the 49,000 children and young people in the UK with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, their families and the children’s hospice and palliative care services that support them.
The theme of the week is ‘Moments that Matter’ and will focus on how Chestnut Tree House and other children’s hospices across the UK help families create special memories and important moments in their lives together. This might be a first swim in our hydrotherapy pool, hunting for bugs in our woodland walk, or simply spending quality time together as a family while we are there to help.
Caroline McCullough, Clinical Nurse Manager at Chestnut Tree House said: “A lot of people misunderstand what a children’s hospice is, and expect it to be a sad place, only associated with illness and dying.
“Of course providing specialist palliative care is our priority, which does include end-of-life care and supporting families in their final moments together. But there are also a lot of happy moments at Chestnut Tree House, where children and young people can enjoy the facilities and take part in a range of activities, from relaxing in our multisensory room to splashing about in the hydrotherapy pool.
“For us, our role is very much about children living for the now, and helping families create a lifetime of memories, however long they have together.”
Now is what life is all about.
Every moment spent together.
Every moment to remember forever.
Now is what matters.
So let’s make every one of them count.
Let’s live For all the Nows.
This year, we are calling out for families, community groups, nurseries and schools in our local area to hold a Teddy Bears Picnic during Children’s Hospice Week in aid of Chestnut Tree House.
For more information, click here or contact us on 01903 871820 / 01323 725095.