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We need to raise £55k this Christmas to help families whenever, wherever they need us. Every penny will be spent on outreach support.

Together. Whenever. Wherever.

Helen & Douglas House helps children and young people be themselves and enjoy the time they have left. Just imagine how many more children like Roman they could support if we raised £55,000 together this Christmas.

Families need your support right now. Please be there for them and don’t miss your chance to make the difference.


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that could help fund a Play Therapy session for a terminally ill child.


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that could fund 24 hours of medical supplies (including equipment and pharmacy costs) for a child in our care.


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that could fund a two hour session with one of our Pediatric Doctors, helping a terminally ill child with symptom management and pain control.

Give this Christmas to support our vital outreach work

Shortly after birth Roman was diagnosed with Alagilles Syndrome. This is a rare genetic condition that can cause various complications. For Roman, it affected his heart (pulmonary atresia). This meant he had no pulmonary artery and his liver didn’t function. After a few weeks in hospital for tests, they couldn’t do any more for him. This was when, in March 2019, Roman and his family came to Helen & Douglas House.

When Roman went home, he continued to be supported and cared for by our incredible medical and outreach teams. As the months rolled on, we visited Roman at his home. On several occasions, he was also admitted back to the hospice, for both emergency and planned care. Roman went on to live for over nine months until, in January 2020, he peacefully died at home. Once again, we were there to support his whole family with bereavement care when they needed it the most.

“Our son was given just weeks to live. After a few exhausting weeks between various hospitals, we were referred to the hospice. The word hospice felt scary to us. But, as soon as we walked in through their doors, we felt a huge relief.

Roman got the vital lifeline of emergency care that he needed from the incredible nurses and doctors of Helen & Douglas House. And, as a family, we could start to recover and spend time with his healthy twin, Harley. Later we learnt how to care for Roman in his delicate condition until we were able to all go home together.”  Roman’s mum, Ellie

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982.

We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Help us continue our vital outreach work