We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we won Charity of the Year 2014 at the recent Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards in Reading, hosted by Fiona Bruce and Nick Hewer. We were one of six finalists in our category and... were so surprised to be announced as the winners! Judges Andy and Darren from James Cowper said "We were blown away by this charity. It was not only about turning a personal tragedy into something so positive, it was about the journey from where they have come from, where they are and where they are going to. Simply inspirational". Fiona and John Devine were thrilled to receive the award and are pictured here with Fiona Bruce.
Entries for our SANTA DASH are open!
Gather your friends, family, work colleagues, or dogs and join us in Windsor Home Park on 30th November at 1pm for this 5km festive fun run and walk it, jog it, run it, dance it…it's all good fun! Just £10 for adults and over 12's including a Santa suit, £5 for children under 12, including reindeer ears and £25 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 under 12's). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Download Registration and Sponsorship forms here. What better way to kick start your Christmas!
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a dedicated children's hospice service for all children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses in Berkshire and beyond.
Families tell us that they find it difficult to find the right support at the right time and we understand that it is the whole family who need to be looked after. Our ultimate aim is to provide well co-ordinated support, which is available from the point of diagnosis for as long a families want, either in the home or in our local hospice.
We currently fund Alexander's Nurses who provide quite unique specialised care and respite by regularly supporting families in their own homes – our service is unique because we work very closely with all our local NHS hospitals so that families receive a 'joined-up service'.
To read more about Alexander – who remains the inspiration behind the charity, from its inception to today, please take a look at our 'About Us' section.