Together for Short Lives and Morrisons have this week announced a new partnership that will provide vital support for families cared for by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Out of more than 100 charities to apply, Together for Short Lives, the only charity supporting the UK’s 54 children’s hospices, including Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, won a Morrisons colleague vote to decide which charity would benefit from a three-year partnership aiming to raise around £10 million.

Children’s hospices, like us, provide a lifeline to families facing the unimaginable. Money raised in Morrisons stores and sites will support children’s hospices with the vital funding they need to be there for families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition, offering bespoke care and support for the whole family.

Together for Short Lives will become Morrisons’ new charity partner from February, when the supermarket giant’s current partnership with Young Lives vs Cancer comes to a close.

David Potts, CEO at Morrisons said, “It’s been a privilege to support Young Lives vs Cancer for the last five years and I’d like to thank our colleagues, customers and suppliers for their efforts in raising over £17 million – in particular our Community Champions who’ve worked so tirelessly. We’re looking forward to teaming up with Together for Short Lives and providing vital support for children’s hospices across our local communities.”

Paul Farthing, Chief Executive at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said, “We’re delighted to hear the amazing news that Together for Short Lives will be working in partnership with Morrisons to support children’s hospices across the UK. It’s an extraordinary opportunity and we’re very grateful to Morrisons and their staff for their support. This partnership will be transformative to children and families across the UK, including those families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, allowing us to continue to provide our vital care to families across Surrey and London.”

Find out about the difference our support makes to families by reading Elfrida’s story