We are excited to announce that six of our children will be DJs for the day broadcasting live from the hospice on Kat Orman’s show on BBC Radio Oxford on Wednesday 19th June from 10am – 1pm to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week. Listen to the children interview their favourite famous people and tell their own stories of how the Helen & Douglas House helps them.
Wednesday 19th June 2019 10am-1pm
Listen in on 95.2fm, DAB or online
We need your help to create more 'Moments that Matter'
Ever since Helen & Douglas House opened as the world’s first children’s hospice in 1982 our charity has helped local terminally ill children live life to the full even though their lives may be short, helping families create happy memories together.
This is made possible by the generosity of the general public. We need to raise £3.6m a year to care for local families providing respite and end-of-life care and cannot do this without your help.
You can also make a donation by texting HDH10 to 70500 to make a £10 donation.*
*Helen & Douglas House will receive 100% of your donation. You will be charged for one standard text message plus your donation. Always get the bill payers permission. By texting us you are also telling us you want to receive updates from us about this campaign. If you want to donate, but don’t want the Helen & Douglas House to contact you by text in future, add the words NO INFO (e.g.HDH10 NO INFO) when texting your donation. Text service provided Vir2 Mobile’s helpline 0330 6600425.
How your donation could make a big difference
- A £30 online donation or three people making a £10 text donation could pay for a nurse to give one-to-one care to a local young person like Mason or Ben at the hospice or at home for an hour.
- £175 could pay for the Sibling Group activity for a whole day. Helen & Douglas House run a Siblings Group for brothers and sisters of children who have life-shortening conditions like Toby, Harvey or Ethan, so that children facing the future without their brother or sister can come together to discuss their feelings with others experiencing the same thing.
Meet the children who will be DJs for the day on BBC Radio Oxford
The broadcast will be focussed around our children, giving them a chance to have their voice heard and interview famous people they would like to talk to, creating wonderful ‘moments that matter’ which the families can treasure forever.
Toby is now 16 years old. His sister Chloe has a life-shortening condition and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite care for 11 years. Toby is also part of the Siblings Club.
Toby is interviewing Dan Middleton, a YouTube gamer.Meet Toby
Ben is 18 years old. He has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a life-shortening condition and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite stays at the hospice for 15 years.
Ben is interviewing Ash Atalla, TV producer of The IT Crowd and The Office.Meet Ben
Mason is 17 years old. He has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite stays at the hospice for 6 years.
Mason is interviewing Romesh Ranganathan, a stand-up comedian and actor.Meet Mason
Ethan is age 16. His sister Mia has a Cerebral Palsy and has been coming to Helen & Douglas House for respite care for 7 years. Ethan is also part of the Helen & Douglas House Siblings Group.
Ethan is interviewing Robert Hall, Oxford United football player.Meet Ethan
Children’s Hospice Week
Children’s Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 49,000 children across the UK living with life-shortening conditions, and the vital services that support them.
Children’s Hospices help these children enjoy the simple moments in life that we all cherish. Join us in celebrating the wonderful work of your local children’s hospice!
Moments that Matter
When you have a child who is terminally ill, family life is turned upside down and time together becomes more precious than ever before.
When families stay at the hospice, Helen & Douglas House make every moment matter creating wonderful memories for them to treasure forever.