Children’s Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK, and the seriously ill children and young people they support.
‘Moments that matter’ was this year’s theme and we planned a full week of activity centred around creating special memories for the children and their families by providing opportunities to share new and important moments at the hospice.
Photo booths, live music sessions, Makaton, dancing, creating memory jars, a mud cake bake off and decorating biscuits with a Great British Bake Off contestant were just a few of the lasting memories the children and their families made.
We topped off the week with a big ‘Bake Off’ themed fancy dress party where everyone was encouraged to dress up using the theme ‘moments that matter in time’ — and we had everything from Albert Einstein to Pat Butcher, dinosaurs to famous chefs, and legendary Welsh rugby players to suffragettes!
The children loved making a delicious colourful mess and decorating biscuits with our special visitor, Jon Jenkins, the Welsh contestant from ‘The Great British Bake Off’, and he also judged the mud cake bake off and lovely Ellie was awarded the ‘Star Baker’ prize!
We’ve handpicked a couple of our favourite moments from the week… take a look.