The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare
You don’t think it could ever happen to you. You couldn’t imagine how you’d cope if it did. Because how could anybody ever be prepared for the devastating news that their child will die?
For the families we care for, the loss of a child isn’t just a nightmare – it’s a reality. When their world is falling apart, we’re here to support them through this heartbreaking time. We help terminally ill children and young adults to live their short lives to the full, creating happy memories in their final days, weeks, months or years with their families.
Your donation will help a local family facing the toughest situation imaginable
As a charity, we need to find over £5 million each year to keep our hospices open. 85% of this comes from people like you, and every donation makes a huge difference to the help we can offer to terminally ill children, young adults and their families*.
*Between now and August 2018 your donation will go to support the care for patients aged 0-35 and after August your donation will be used to care for patients 0-18. From 1st August 2018 we will no longer be providing care for young adult patients aged 18-35 in Douglas House. This is because we do not receive enough statutory funding and donations to cover the costs of caring for such a large age group. We will continue to care for terminally ill babies, children, young people and their families to the age of 18 in Helen House and from August 2018 we may utilise the facilities available in Douglas House to help care for them. The name of the charity remains as Helen & Douglas House. We will continue to support young adults 18-35 access age appropriate care in their local community for as long as we can. We really need your support now more than ever and wish to thank you very much for your generous donation.
Many families like Toby’s will be staying with us over the coming year. With your help, we want to make it a special time for everyone who receives our care, now and in the years to come.
“When we were referred Toby was probably 9 months old. We didn’t understand what benefit we’d get. You think of end-of-life care and actually that is not at all the benefit we get from being here. It’s become an absolutely essential part of us coping.” – Kim, Toby’s Mum
We can’t do this without your help
At Helen & Douglas House, we help terminally ill children and young adults to live their short lives to the full. Our peaceful hospices feel like home, a comforting place where families can create happy memories together at this unimaginably difficult time. Patients have 24/7 access to nursing and medical care for their often very rare conditions, while mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents all receive practical and emotional support.
We work hard to raise the money we need through our shops, events, lottery funding and applying for grants. But that can only raise so much, and since we receive very limited NHS funding, 85% of the money we need comes from kind donations from people like you.
There are lots of ways for you to support us
No matter how much you’re able to give, you can be sure you’ll be making a big difference to the families we support.
Bank Transfer (BACS)
You can transfer your donation directly into our bank account. Please make sure you put a reference to how the money was raised so we can thank you appropriately.
Our bank details are:
Name: Helen & Douglas House
Address: 121 High Street
Account No: 84326735
Sort Code: 60-70-03
For every £1 we received of statutory money, the charity itself generates a further £6 of income from voluntary donations, representing significant return on investment for the state.
Thank you — you really make a difference!
Thank you for making a donation to Helen & Douglas House. Your support really does mean a great deal to our patients and their families.
See how your gift donation can make a BIG impact over the course of a year…