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The benefits of team charity challenges

The benefits of team charity challenges

In today's fast-paced work environment, encouraging team spirit and camaraderie is more important than ever. A great way to achieve ... Read more

National Bereaved Parents Day: A Reflection with Michaela

National Bereaved Parents Day: A Reflection with Michaela

Today is National Bereaved Parents Day, a time to recognise and raise awareness for parents and carers whose child has died. At ... Read more

The Keepsake Circle

The Keepsake Circle

A unique approach to supporting bereaved families At Helen & Douglas House, we help bereaved families engage in their grief, in ... Read more

Celebrating Father’s Day with Love and Reflection

Celebrating Father’s Day with Love and Reflection

This Father’s Day, if you're celebrating with the important father figure/s in your life, we hope you have a wonderful day ... Read more

Nathan’s Story: A Decade of Care and Support

Nathan’s Story: A Decade of Care and Support

Nathan was born in 2011 and was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome shortly after birth. This rare genetic condition is severely ... Read more

Celebrating Inclusivity and Support at Helen & Douglas House

Celebrating Inclusivity and Support at Helen & Douglas House

It’s Pride Month, and at Helen & Douglas House, we proudly embrace diversity and foster an inclusive environment for all. As an ... Read more

Her Majesty The Queen confirms continued patronage

Her Majesty The Queen confirms continued patronage

We are delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will remain as Patron of Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice. This is ... Read more

Roman’s Story

Roman’s Story

At only a few days old, Roman was diagnosed with Alagilles Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that can cause various complications. ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House achieves the Investors in Diversity Silver accreditation

Helen & Douglas House achieves the Investors in Diversity Silver accreditation

We’re thrilled to announce that Helen & Douglas House has achieved the Investors in Diversity Award Silver accreditation, as ... Read more

Dying Matters Awareness Week: How we talk about Dying Matters

Dying Matters Awareness Week: How we talk about Dying Matters

Parenthood is full of ideals, expectations and hopes as well as some trepidation as to what’s to come. How will life change, what kind ... Read more

Weekend fun with the Network Saturday youth group

Weekend fun with the Network Saturday youth group

Last weekend, we joined the Youth & Transition team and some of our amazing volunteers for an action-packed Network Saturday youth ... Read more

Meet Ellen, a Helen & Douglas House Nurse

Meet Ellen, a Helen & Douglas House Nurse

Help us fund a nurse for a year In honour of International Nurses Day on 12th May, we’re hosting an exclusive first look at our Summer ... Read more

A unforgettable day out at Millets with the Elephant Club

A unforgettable day out at Millets with the Elephant Club

Earlier this month, we spent the day with the siblings team and the Elephant Club as they celebrated National Siblings Day at Millets ... Read more

Toby L’s story

Toby L’s story

'Helen & Douglas House gave us the chance to become active parents again, which is something that we had not thought possible ... Read more

Three bereaved mum’s skydive in memory of their children

Three bereaved mum’s skydive in memory of their children

On Sunday 24th March, three incredible mums - Nicky, Rachel and Mary -  took part in a tandem skydive at Hinton's Hedges Skydiving ... Read more

An incredible day at London Marathon

An incredible day at London Marathon

A massive THANK YOU to each and every one of the remarkable individuals who ran and raised money for Helen & Douglas House at the ... Read more

A journey of charity and adventure

A journey of charity and adventure

Hear from Janet, who participated in the London to Paris Bike Ride in September 2021, raising an incredible £15,000 for Helen & ... Read more

Running for a cause: inspiring stories from our London Marathon runners

Running for a cause: inspiring stories from our London Marathon runners

As the London Marathon approaches, the excitement isn't just about the race itself; it's about the incredible individuals who are ... Read more

A Day in the Life of a Siblings Worker

A Day in the Life of a Siblings Worker

We primarily care for children living with life-shortening and terminal conditions. But, we also provide support for siblings too. ... Read more

Meet Carissa – Assistant Catering Manager at Helen & Douglas House

Meet Carissa – Assistant Catering Manager at Helen & Douglas House

We'd like to introduce you to Carissa, our assistant catering manager here at Helen & Douglas House. She's been with us for 9 ... Read more

An Egg-cellent Easter party at the hospice

An Egg-cellent Easter party at the hospice

Last Sunday, the hospice hosted a sunshine-filled day of festive fun for the children and their families. There were lots of laughter, ... Read more

Meet Harry – a physiotherapist at Helen & Douglas House

Meet Harry – a physiotherapist at Helen & Douglas House

Harry is a physiotherapist at Helen & Douglas House. For the last nine years, Harry has specialised in paediatric physiotherapy ... Read more

Conquer the Peaks: 7 Reasons to take on the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge

Conquer the Peaks: 7 Reasons to take on the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of the Brecon Beacons? If you're pondering ... Read more

Mother’s Day Sahara trek in memory of daughter Grace

Mother’s Day Sahara trek in memory of daughter Grace

Mum Rebecca Gaskell and daughter Imogen will be raising money for Helen & Douglas House on a Sahara Trek on Mother’s Day this ... Read more

The magic of Sensory Play

The magic of Sensory Play

A massive thank you to Claire from Embracing Arts for putting on an incredible sensory show at the hospice last week. We were joined by children and their families who use Helen & Douglas House services. It was a sensory-tastic afternoon! Read more

Jasper’s story

Jasper’s story

Jasper, from Windsor, was born prematurely at 29 weeks old on 17th December 2014. He was born by emergency C-Section after doctors ... Read more

Magical Christmas visit to Clarence House 2023

Magical Christmas visit to Clarence House 2023

Her Majesty The Queen hosted a magical Christmas visit at Clarence House on Wednesday 6th December, for five children and their ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House achieves ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Helen & Douglas House achieves ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

  Helen & Douglas House is rated as 'outstanding' by the CQCWe're thrilled to share that Helen & Douglas House has ... Read more

Daniel’s story

Daniel’s story

Daniel was diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer in December 2020 – he was 15, nearly 16. It all started with an achy leg, which the family ... Read more

Meet Jane, our new CEO

Meet Jane, our new CEO

Meet Jane, our new CEOWe are thrilled to officially welcome and introduce our new CEO Jane Long to Helen & Douglas House.  Jane ... Read more

Meet Lucy – a nurse at Helen & Douglas House

Meet Lucy – a nurse at Helen & Douglas House

Lucy Butters is nurse on our care team here at Helen & Douglas House. As no day is ever the same, we asked her to talk us through ... Read more

Neve’s story

Neve’s story

We began caring for Neve and her family in October 2020 after she was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. She was referred to Helen House for palliative care to help with her symptoms, and then for more support once it was apparent that her treatment was not working. Neve continued to visit Helen & Douglas House until her death, at home, in April 2023. Read more

Home Volunteers of Helen & Douglas House

Home Volunteers of Helen & Douglas House

We care for terminally ill children and their families at our hospice in Oxford, in hospital and at home. The families that we help to ... Read more

Taking on new heights

Taking on new heights

Christopher Hurdman and Phil Hobbs, took on an epic climb to raise vital funds for two charities, Helen & Douglas House and RE:ACT Disaster Response. Read more

Lord Blair of Boughton’s speech from the Christ Church Christmas concert

Lord Blair of Boughton’s speech from the Christ Church Christmas concert

Good evening. Thank you all for being here tonight. My name is Ian Blair and I have the very real privilege to be Chair of the Board ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House celebrates 40 years of children’s hospice care

Helen & Douglas House celebrates 40 years of children’s hospice care

On 30th November 1982 Helen House was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent as the world’s first children’s hospice. This ... Read more

Tillie’s story

Tillie’s story

Tillie, from Oxfordshire, was born in January 2021 during lockdown. She was her mother’s fourth child and had a healthy birth. But, a ... Read more

Outreach Nursing – Caring for children at home

Outreach Nursing – Caring for children at home

One of the special things about our care at Helen & Douglas House is that we’re able to offer it to children in the place they ... Read more

Volunteers Week 2022: A thank you to our volunteers

Volunteers Week 2022: A thank you to our volunteers

To celebrate Volunteers Week, we would like to say a huge thanks to all of our volunteers who help us care for local families at the ... Read more

New partnership between Helen & Douglas House and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

New partnership between Helen & Douglas House and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A partnership between Helen & Douglas House and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to help children and young ... Read more

Lily-Mae’s story

Lily-Mae’s story

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 Read more

Makaton – using signs, symbols and speech at the hospice

Makaton – using signs, symbols and speech at the hospice

Communication is an essential life skill and, because speech is not always possible for many of the children who we care for, it is ... Read more

Taylor Wimpey renovates and furnishes The Garden Room

Taylor Wimpey renovates and furnishes The Garden Room

Last month we were excited to finally open our recently refurbished Garden Room. The new space, designed with parents and relaxation ... Read more

Ella attends special Oxford United football match

Ella attends special Oxford United football match

Ella and her family are big Oxford United supporters, and they met the club’s Football Manager, Karl Robinson, who has become an ambassador for our charity, at the match on Saturday 12th February. Read more

Running the Oxford Half: Emily’s Story

Running the Oxford Half: Emily’s Story

Emily, whose daughter Neve has brain cancer comes to the hospice for short supportive stays, ran the Oxford Half Marathon in 2021 and ... Read more

Pippa’s story

Pippa’s story

Pippa, from Maidenhead, was born in 2013. She was born with Down’s syndrome and, as she got older, developed other conditions that cause seizures and further complications. Read more

Hospice school: Back to school

Hospice school: Back to school

Did you know that we have a school at Helen & Douglas House? Some of you might as we did an update a few years ago on our blog. If ... Read more

From volunteer to member of staff

From volunteer to member of staff

‘Volunteering enhanced my skills and reminded me why I went originally went into nursing before I had my children. I loved being back in the care environment. So, when I found myself with more time, I joined the care team as a member of staff, which I am so pleased about.’ Read more

Christmas celebrations at Helen & Douglas House

Christmas celebrations at Helen & Douglas House

We’ve been looking forward to celebrating Christmas this year with our families this year as we weren't able to celebrate in person last year. Find out what special activities we got up to at our Christmas parties and which member of the royal family we visited. Read more

Baby Loss Awareness Week to remember babies we have lost

Baby Loss Awareness Week to remember babies we have lost

Baby Loss Awareness Week 9-15th October is an opportunity to remember babies we have lost. To honour every little life lost, we will ... Read more

Inspired young supporter setting new heights for fundraising

Inspired young supporter setting new heights for fundraising

Once a supporter gets a taste of fundraising they often go on to do bigger and better challenges each time raising more vital funds ... Read more

Opening the Helen & Douglas House Garden

Opening the Helen & Douglas House Garden

Her Royal Highness, the former Duchess of Cornwall visited Helen & Douglas House on Tuesday 13th July to meet families supported by the hospice in the garden to learn how they have been coping with the pandemic. Read more

Her Majesty The Queen Visits Helen & Douglas House

Her Majesty The Queen Visits Helen & Douglas House

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall visited Helen & Douglas House on Tuesday 13th July to meet families supported by the hospice in the garden to learn how they have been coping with the pandemic. Read more

How Oli celebrate’s Father’s Day

How Oli celebrate’s Father’s Day

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

How we support siblings

How we support siblings

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

Nathan meets Rob Brydon

Nathan meets Rob Brydon

Earlier this month mum Jenny told you about her son Nathan and about the care and support he needs from the hospice. To give something ... Read more

Spring fashion trends: Fresh spring finds from Helen & Douglas House charity shops

Spring fashion trends: Fresh spring finds from Helen & Douglas House charity shops

We’re delighted to introduce you to our Helen & Douglas House seasonal trend picks which is a round-up of the top items selected ... Read more

How we’re ‘Showing a Little Love’ throughout February

How we’re ‘Showing a Little Love’ throughout February

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

The therapeutic value of cuddling and stroking a therapy cat at our children’s hospice

The therapeutic value of cuddling and stroking a therapy cat at our children’s hospice

At Helen & Douglas House we love to welcome animals into the hospice to complement and support the palliative care we provide, ... Read more

Aliza-May’s story

Aliza-May’s story

Aliza-May was born in June 2017 with a rare syndrome called Edwards. For the first week of her life Aliza-May’s Mum Emma-May and Dad Ross lived in the special care baby unit where every test under the sun was done. Read more

No New Clothes For A Year

No New Clothes For A Year

Guest blog from sustainable personal styling expert Victoria Lochhead from Frankie & Ruby. No New Clothes For A Year?  Here are ... Read more

Our Helen & Douglas House Children help decorate Clarence House Christmas tree via video link

Our Helen & Douglas House Children help decorate Clarence House Christmas tree via video link

Ten of our children from Helen & Douglas House joined Her Majesty The Queen to decorate the Christmas tree at Clarence House on ... Read more

Mum Ellie becomes a fundraising inspiration on social media

Mum Ellie becomes a fundraising inspiration on social media

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

How we support older children at the hospice and beyond

How we support older children at the hospice and beyond

Emma is our Youth and Transition worker at Helen & Douglas House. She told us about her role at the hospice and how she supports the older children we care for, from the ages of 13-19, until they move on to adult care with other healthcare providers. Read more

Hospice announced as a beneficiary of The Captain Tom Foundation

Hospice announced as a beneficiary of The Captain Tom Foundation

On 17th September some of the team from Helen & Douglas House met with Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family when they officially ... Read more

How our hospice staff helped other Oxfordshire patients in a healthcare collaboration

How our hospice staff helped other Oxfordshire patients in a healthcare collaboration

Earlier this year, when we went into lockdown, some of our staff with expertise in palliative care were redeployed to help others. ... Read more

How young fundraisers used ‘pedal power’ to raise vital funds

How young fundraisers used ‘pedal power’ to raise vital funds

This summer a group of school friends from The Blake Primary School in Witney took part in a sponsored cycle challenge to raise funds ... Read more

David Beckham visits Helen & Douglas House

David Beckham visits Helen & Douglas House

On Wednesday 8th July, Jasper, who stays at Helen & Douglas House for respite care, enjoyed a special visit at the hospice from ... Read more

Jasper’s hour on BBC Radio Oxford

Jasper’s hour on BBC Radio Oxford

One of our children, Jasper, has had a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to interview David Walliams and David Beckham on a Zoom call, ... Read more

Wolfson Foundation make generous funding award

Wolfson Foundation make generous funding award

We are so grateful to The Wolfson Foundation for their very generous award. We originally applied to seek funding to allow us to ... Read more

Her Majesty The Queen and the Princess of Wales mark Children’s Hospice Week with a joint video call with Helen & Douglas House

Her Majesty The Queen and the Princess of Wales mark Children’s Hospice Week with a joint video call with Helen & Douglas House

We are delighted to announce that Her Majesty The Queen and the Princess of Wales have hosted a joint video call with three of their ... Read more

How we have continued to care during a pandemic

How we have continued to care during a pandemic

This is Dr Emily Harrop, our Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care & Medical Director at the hospice. We found out more about ... Read more

Wardrobe Detox: Your 5 point plan to re-organising your wardrobe

Wardrobe Detox: Your 5 point plan to re-organising your wardrobe

Try detoxing your wardrobe and you’ll find the rewards are liberating and utterly worth it. By donating your discarded items to your ... Read more

Make a virtual gift this Father’s Day to help children like Toby

Make a virtual gift this Father’s Day to help children like Toby

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

How Patrick’s family raised over £10,000 in just six months

How Patrick’s family raised over £10,000 in just six months

‘Helen & Douglas House has given us the opportunity and space to create special memories to treasure during the most difficult of times. As they are a charity, we felt it was so important to raise funds for them to ensure they can continue to care for children like Patrick, and to support families like ours’. Read more

Tandem skydive: how it feels to fly whilst raising vital funds for a charity

Tandem skydive: how it feels to fly whilst raising vital funds for a charity

Imagine standing on the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 13,000 feet. As you experience the noise of the engines and ... Read more

Children’s hospice magical Christmas visit to Clarence House

Children’s hospice magical Christmas visit to Clarence House

Her Majesty The Queen hosted a magical Christmas party at Clarence House on Thursday 12th December, for five of the children and their ... Read more

Non-verbal communication: ‘My boys cannot talk but they communicate to me with their eyes’

Non-verbal communication: ‘My boys cannot talk but they communicate to me with their eyes’

As a children’s hospice, we welcome a variety of children of differing ages, abilities and living with a range of conditions through ... Read more

Hospice school: How we help the children keep up with their schoolwork

Hospice school: How we help the children keep up with their schoolwork

You might be surprised to discover a schoolroom at our children’s hospice. Here, every day, we have a teaching assistant to help our ... Read more

8 reasons why our summer pirate party rocked (the boat!)

8 reasons why our summer pirate party rocked (the boat!)

As fun, laughter and creating special memories is at the heart of what we do at Helen & Douglas House, we never miss an excuse for ... Read more

Furniture trends: How to bring style to your home with second-hand treasures from our furniture shops

Furniture trends: How to bring style to your home with second-hand treasures from our furniture shops

This year the public consciousness has turned firmly to helping the planet, so it’s only natural that sustainability is one of the ... Read more

When play therapy turns into a river adventure

When play therapy turns into a river adventure

Helen & Douglas House is well-known for the respite care we provide to babies, children and teenagers and the support we give to ... Read more

Spare a thought for Dad’s like Jason this Father’s Day

Spare a thought for Dad’s like Jason this Father’s Day

Here at Helen & Douglas House we’re asking local families who are celebrating Father’s Day on 16 June to spare a thought for local ... Read more

Meet Rhian, our learning disability nurse

Meet Rhian, our learning disability nurse

For Rhian, one of our learning disability nurses, no shift is ever the same which is due to the nature of the care and ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House family flat designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Helen & Douglas House family flat designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

A newly refurbished family flat at Helen & Douglas House, designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, was officially opened on Tuesday ... Read more

Seven ‘guilty’ Oxfordshire businesswomen get locked up for a good cause in ‘Jail & Bail: Here Come The Girls’ on 13 June

Seven ‘guilty’ Oxfordshire businesswomen get locked up for a good cause in ‘Jail & Bail: Here Come The Girls’ on 13 June

Following last year's success of our first Jail & Bail event, we are bringing it back to Oxford but with a new twist. On Thursday ... Read more

What does Mother’s Day mean to Helen & Douglas House mums?

What does Mother’s Day mean to Helen & Douglas House mums?

Mother's Day can be a precious time to celebrate the relationship between mother and child. On the morning of Mother’s Day many ... Read more

Dr Emily Harrop contributes to guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Dr Emily Harrop contributes to guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Dr Emily Harrop, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care and Interim Medical Director at Helen & Douglas House who contributed to ... Read more

Meet Dr Emily Harrop

Meet Dr Emily Harrop

Meet Dr Emily, our Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care and Lead Doctor. A few years ago, she told us about her career in medicine ... Read more

Trustees meet Her Majesty The Queen

Trustees meet Her Majesty The Queen

Helen & Douglas House Trustees Elizabeth Drew and Lord Blair of Boughton (Ian) met with our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, at ... Read more

Invesco raises £184,000 for Helen & Douglas House

Invesco raises £184,000 for Helen & Douglas House

During 2018, Invesco raised a total of £184,000 for Helen & Douglas House. The money raised will pay for four nurses to look after ... Read more

Max’s story

Max’s story

Max, from Swindon, has been coming to Helen & Douglas House since 2014. Max was born in 2007 and has mitochondrial disorder, a condition which means he requires 24-hour care and support. Read more

Ollie’s and Ben’s story

Ollie’s and Ben’s story

Mike tells us about being a dad to twin boys, Ben and Ollie. Both boys were born with a life-shortening condition Read more

The benefits of hydrotherapy: How splishy-splashy moments ease a wide range of symptoms

The benefits of hydrotherapy: How splishy-splashy moments ease a wide range of symptoms

One of the things Helen & Douglas House is known for is the respite care we provide for local terminally ill children. When the ... Read more

Magical Christmas visit to Clarence House

Magical Christmas visit to Clarence House

Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of Helen & Douglas House, hosted a magical Christmas party at Clarence House on Thursday 6th ... Read more

Toby’s story

Toby’s story

Toby lives at home in Buckinghamshire with his mummy and daddy, Kim and Tim. He has a complex neurological condition called Dravet ... Read more

Limited edition ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ honey sold for Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice

Limited edition ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ honey sold for Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice

500 jars of limited edition honey, produced by bees housed in Her Majesty The Queen's own private garden in Wiltshire, went on sale on ... Read more

How our hospice uses outdoor sensory experiences to help terminally ill children

How our hospice uses outdoor sensory experiences to help terminally ill children

Helen & Douglas House charity is known for the care we provide to babies, children and teenagers inside the hospice, but our ... Read more

How our children’s parties create memorable moments for their families

How our children’s parties create memorable moments for their families

We love to throw a good party to create magical moments that really lift our children's spirits and live long in the memory of their ... Read more

Ten ‘guilty’ supporters get locked up for a good cause in ‘Jail & Bail’ on 20th September

Ten ‘guilty’ supporters get locked up for a good cause in ‘Jail & Bail’ on 20th September

At our very first Jail & Bail event we will see 10 ‘guilty’ supporters arrested and charged with their ‘terrible’ crimes (entirely ... Read more

Mum’s appeal for foodie fundraiser, Dine at Mine

Mum’s appeal for foodie fundraiser, Dine at Mine

Clare raised £664 from her Dine at Mine meal for Helen & Douglas House on Saturday 11th August. Clare’s 5 year old son Josh, who ... Read more

A message to supporters from Ian Blair, HDH Chair of Trustees

A message to supporters from Ian Blair, HDH Chair of Trustees

Dear supporters, Thank you for your support. The first thing I would like to say is to thank you for your support in the past and I ... Read more

The Garfield Weston Foundation donates £30,000 to Helen & Douglas House

The Garfield Weston Foundation donates £30,000 to Helen & Douglas House

We would like to say a huge thank you to Garfield Weston Foundation for their wonderful donation of £30,000 towards the cost of our 6 ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House Bubble Rush raised £30,000

Helen & Douglas House Bubble Rush raised £30,000

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Oxford’s first ever Bubble Rush on 10th June, raising money for Helen & Douglas ... Read more

The role of music therapy at children’s hospices: We love music and so does Nathan

The role of music therapy at children’s hospices: We love music and so does Nathan

Music positively affects us all physically, psychologically and emotionally and the health benefits of music are ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House Nurse Consultant receives top award

Helen & Douglas House Nurse Consultant receives top award

Karen who is a Nurse Consultant at Helen & Douglas House received The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Award for Outstanding ... Read more

Invesco UK raise £24,885 for Helen & Douglas House

Invesco UK raise £24,885 for Helen & Douglas House

On 16th May, 15 Invesco staff set off on their survival adventure to Invesco Island, a 36-hour survival challenge on a remote Welsh ... Read more

How furry friends bring comfort and joy to Helen & Douglas House

How furry friends bring comfort and joy to Helen & Douglas House

Amate Animalia, a charity based in the Cotswolds who educate people about exotic animals & their specialist needs, recently bought ... Read more

Reed Specialist Recruitment raise £5,100 for Helen & Douglas House

Reed Specialist Recruitment raise £5,100 for Helen & Douglas House

Reed Specialist Recruitment, based in Seacourt Tower in Oxford, held a series of fundraising events in aid of local children’s ... Read more

How we celebrate Easter at the local children’s hospice

How we celebrate Easter at the local children’s hospice

Easter at a children’s hospice is quite different to other children’s Easter celebrations. Terminally ill children who come to stay at ... Read more

Mother’s Day Appeal for Helen & Douglas House

Mother’s Day Appeal for Helen & Douglas House

Kay Lyon from Wootton is making a Mother’s Day appeal to encourage people to sign up to give a regular gift to Helen & Douglas ... Read more

Rob Brydon appeals for people to listen in to the Helen & Douglas House Radiothon

Rob Brydon appeals for people to listen in to the Helen & Douglas House Radiothon

Rob Brydon, famous welsh actor and comedian, has supported Helen & Douglas House for many years and recently visited the hospice. ... Read more

Imogen’s story

Imogen’s story

Imogen died at Helen & Douglas House on 23rd January 2017, aged just 2 years old, after bravely battling a brain tumour and never failing to smile as she endured chemotherapy, only for the cancer to return. Read more

Emily’s bake sale for Helen & Douglas House

Emily’s bake sale for Helen & Douglas House

Emily Martin, aged 11, from Chesterton, near Bicester, held a bake sale at Microsoft in Reading on Tuesday 13th February, to raise ... Read more

20 friends raise £20,000 for Helen & Douglas House

20 friends raise £20,000 for Helen & Douglas House

Simon Kershaw, 33, from Malmesbury, and his wife Bex will be running the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 4th Mar with 20 friends to raise ... Read more

Nayaab’s China trek in memory of her brother

Nayaab’s China trek in memory of her brother

Nayaab Iqbal, aged 21 from Headington, has signed-up to take part in Helen & Douglas House’s Great Wall of China Trek taking place ... Read more

Charity Lifelites donates specialist technology for our children at Helen House

Charity Lifelites donates specialist technology for our children at Helen House

The children who use Helen House Children’s Hospice in Oxford have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth ... Read more

Big Brother Winner Craig Phillips asks for donations to HDH instead of wedding gifts

Big Brother Winner Craig Phillips asks for donations to HDH instead of wedding gifts

Craig Phillips, TV DIY expert and first ever Big Brother winner, and Laura Sheriff visited Helen & Douglas House on 1st February, ... Read more

Together for Short Lives calls for a funded and integrated national children’s palliative care strategy

Together for Short Lives calls for a funded and integrated national children’s palliative care strategy

Together for Short Lives Statement on the Decision by Helen & Douglas House to close Douglas House leading to the removal of ... Read more

Helen & Douglas House announce plans to ensure long term survival

Helen & Douglas House announce plans to ensure long term survival

Helen & Douglas House is sad to announce it is to make substantial changes to the organisation because of a shortfall in funding. ... Read more

Heavy snow cancels biggest children’s hospice fundraiser

Heavy snow cancels biggest children’s hospice fundraiser

Due to heavy snow fall in central Oxford, Helen & Douglas House had to cancel the 11th Santas on the Run. This is the first time ... Read more

Frozen comes to local children’s hospice

Frozen comes to local children’s hospice

Disney bought the magic of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” to 10 families at Helen & Douglas House on Saturday 25th November, helping to ... Read more

Martha’s story

Martha’s story

Sophie and Ed’s first baby, Martha, was born in a critical condition and she passed away in Sophie’s arms at 5-days-old on 26 May 2015.  Read more

Shop, snap, share to WIN! Visit our shop in Newbury to enter our fashion competition

Shop, snap, share to WIN! Visit our shop in Newbury to enter our fashion competition

Love fashion? Let Helen & Douglas know what amazing clothes or accessories you have #foundathdh in our Newbury charity shop by ... Read more

Use our Snapchat filter for a chance to WIN prizes!

Use our Snapchat filter for a chance to WIN prizes!

Your Snapchat photo or film can raise awareness about a great cause and help you WIN one of five Barrett & Coe’s family ... Read more

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