We have been proudly partnered with a number of national charities over the years and we are currently supporting two causes as our corporate charity partners – Together for Short Lives in the UK and LauraLynn in Ireland - as well as supporting the British Heart Foundation through donations of furniture.
Together for Short Lives is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families up and down the UK can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Together for Short Lives stands alongside families, supporting them to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need, as well as raising funds for the children’s hospices who provide lifeline care and support.
LauraLynn is Ireland's only Children's Hospice providing pallative and hospice care and support for children (0 - 18 years) with life-limiting conditions and their families from across Ireland. LauraLynn provides a range of services including, sympton management for children, music and play therapy, psychological support, family and sibling camps, short breaks, crisis care an end-of-life care. Care can be availed of in its specialised hospice in Leopardstown, care can also be delivered in hospital, in the community, or in the family home, depending on the location and medical needs of the child and the family's preference.
Since opening in 2011, LauraLynn has cared for over 680 children and their families. This figure also includes bereaved families who avail of bereavement support and attend LauraLynn events. LauraLynn welcomes referrals from anywhere in Ireland and anyone can make a referral - medical, nursing, health and social care professionals, as well as parents and family members.
We began working with the British Heart Foundation in 2016, donating furniture and electrical equipment as we refurbish accommodation. These items would otherwise be disposed of, and we’re thrilled that we can help give them a new life while also helping to raise funds for research into heart and circulatory diseases. To date, our furniture donations have raised more than £650,000 and more than 440 tonnes of furniture have been reused, rather than being sent to landfill.
Each year, we also select a number of smaller charities to work with. These charities share our ethos of keeping families together and we donate a number of breaks for them to allocate to families in need of some special time away together. We are proud that we have been partnered with some of these charities for more than a decade, helping dozens of families make precious memories together. Our charity partners for 2023/24 are: