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Sophie, 17

“Now I’m not in so much pain.”

Sophie is living with spinal muscular atrophy and suffers chronic pain in her back and hips. She has been having complementary therapy sessions at the hospice for over a year. This, combined with using essential oils, gives Sophie some relief and allows her to gain some control over her symptoms.

Jen, Beth's mum

“We love our family swims!”

At four month’s old Beth was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Changes in temperature can trigger
seizures. But in our warm hydrotherapy pool Beth can enjoy splash sessions with her sister Grace. Seeing both her daughters enjoying time together is truly ‘magical’ for mum Jen.

Jacob

Charlotte, Jacob’s mum

“I can relax, guilt-free.”

Jacob was born with VACTERL, a group of birth defects that occur together, and has spent most of his life in hospital. Our team looks after Jacob to give Charlotte some time to herself. Knowing Jacob is safe and having fun means Charlotte can relax away from the hospital.

Sarah Adam – Talent Team, Page Group

Everyone felt so strongly about the charity that they were all just totally committed to the cause.  Your team in the Walton shop are lovely and were really supportive and encouraging of us and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.  Please give them our thanks as they didn’t mind us moving things around and getting in the way which made life very easy!

To find out more about the Apprentice Shop Challenge contact our Corporate Fundraising Team.

Faridah, Noor's mum

“Dramatherapy makes a difference.”

In the run-up to surgery, 12-year-old Noor was able to express her fears and worries through dramatherapy sessions. The sessions have been incredible for Noor, helping to build up her confidence and waking up her creativity. Faridah says Noor has got ‘lots of ideas and can do even more things now!’.

Aaliyah, Omar's sister

“I feel less isolated.”

15-year-old Aaliyah’s younger brother, Omar, has been supported by us for over three years. Sibling days mean a lot to Aaliyah because the events are always fun and they enable her to meet other children going through the same difficult circumstances, which makes her feel less isolated. She says ‘without it, life would be much harder’.

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The difference we made in 2022/23

538

Children and young people with life-limiting conditions supported.

1,680

Care nights provided.

92

Nights our bereavement suites were in use.

11,643

Face-to-face and telephone contacts were made by our Family Support team, community nurses and SPACE team.