We are a charity that provides specialist care and vital support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families across Berkshire and the surrounding counties.
John and Fiona Devine from Windsor set up the charity in memory of their extraordinary little boy, Alexander, who sadly passed away at the age of 8 in early 2006 from a rare brain tumour. Their personal experience, and subsequent extensive research, led them to realise that there was a vital need for a local children’s hospice and community care service.
Reaching out to every child and family that needs us
We provide specialist clinical care, practical and emotional support to seriously-ill children and their families, so they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have.
Our services include: * Respite care * Specialist Play * Symptom Management *Family Support * End of Life Care * Bereavement Support *
These services are provided by Alexander’s Care Team in families’ own homes, in hospitals or in schools, as well as within our hospice building in Maidenhead. The team includes specialist nurses and nursery nurses, play and music specialists, as well as a doctor.
Our vital service would not exist without our amazing supporters
We’re almost entirely dependent on the generosity of our supporters to provide the funds that keep our services going. It costs around £1.6 million a year to run our children’s hospice service, 96% of which comes from donations and fundraising - that's around £3 every minute that we need to raise!
Please help us make sure we can continue to be there for every child and family that needs us, now and in the future.
Registered Charity No.1118947