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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.

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