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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.
They began more than 13 years ago as a result of the challenges faced by a local mum whose son Russell needed full time care.
So far they have supported more than 100 children and their families through their hospice at home service and at the state of the art hospice, Russell House, in Huddersfield.
When a child has a life shortening condition they still need and want the same as every child- the chance to play, to communicate, to experience new things, to learn, to love and to laugh. They aim to make children happier and more fulfilled while they are with them, however long or short that may be. Despite the common perception, a children’s hospice is about enjoying life.
They give support to the whole family by helping parents have time to just be mum and dad again, rather than full time carers. They also give time and attention to siblings and, support families through bereavement counselling. This gives them, much needed, emotional support while they are caring for the child and often for years afterwards.
With over 700 children and families who could benefit from their care across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield areas they are only at the start of their journey and would like you to be part of that journey with them.
They need to raise £3.2 million each year to continue the support and care services they provide to children and families. Almost all of their funding comes from our community, to find out how you can help to raise these vital funds please click here