Your kindness transforms lives
at Helen & Douglas House
Last year, touched by the generosity of your donations, Helen & Douglas House has become a beacon of hope for 180 terminally ill children and their families.
Those families have found solace and strength with the support of Helen & Douglas House. This has only been possible thanks to people like you by our side.
That’s why we can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done.
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide respite care to families who needed a break.
Thanks to your donations, we were able to provide bereavement counseling sessions.
With your help, we were able to provide play therapy that helped children learn new skills.
Families like Lily-Mae’s couldn’t survive without Helen & Douglas House
“Helen & Douglas House was my daughter’s special place, to be safe, smile & be happy. A place for me to be mummy and to take ‘the carer’ role away. Life is precious and here we were able to make memories that we could treasure forever.”
Leanne, Lily-Mae’s mummy
Lily-Mae, from Witney, was born in 2013. At two years old she was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, which caused regular seizures and other complications.
Although it took some time for her mum, Leanne, to come around to the idea of going to a hospice, she eventually visited for a look round. Today, she is now so glad she did come for that visit as we helped them both make precious memories together and Leanne got some respite from being a carer.
Also, in Lily-Mae’s final hours in September 2021, we cared for and supported her whole family in a place they felt at home.