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Make the Most of Precious Lives

Children’s Hospice South West – who, amongst other things, provide respite care for families with life-limited children in a hospice environment – in a bid to help awareness of both its organisation and aims, are offering community groups and event organisers in South Central Cornwall a chance to have one of their speakers talk about their vital work.

Mary Murfin, local Community Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in Cornwall, said, “We are a well-known regional charity providing care and support for families with children who aren’t expected to reach adulthood, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about what we do and what it’s like inside one of our special children’s hospices.

“There is no mistaking the seriousness of our work, but our homely hospices are very much about living. Our overarching aim is to make the most of short and precious lives and as a result our hospices are often filled with the sounds of joy and laughter.

“As a charity we are almost entirely funded by voluntary donations and we are only able to provide this wonderful service thanks to the support of local communities. We would love the opportunity to come and talk to your group, completely free of charge, to help give you more of an insight into life at our children’s hospices and the invaluable support we provide.”

Children’s Hospice South West is the only organisation in the region that provides respite care for families with life-limited children in a hospice environment. They also provide a range of palliative, emergency, and end of life care, and bereavement support.

To find out more and book a speaker for your group, please phone them at Little Harbour, the children’s hospice in Cornwall, on 01726 871800, or email reception.lh@chsw.org.uk

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