About this Collection
This is the first year that Helen & Douglas House is collecting trees in the Oxford area. We are grateful to all the volunteers helping us out, including teams from Amey and Hilton Garden Inn.
We are collecting Christmas trees from Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th January 2020 in the following postcodes:
OX1 4, OX1 5, OX2, OX3, OX4 and OX33
Don't miss out. Please register your tree by 3pm on Monday 6th January.
Your generous donation is much appreciated and will make such a difference to the terminally ill babies and children and their families we support. Here’s how your money can help:
- £10 could pay for an hour’s respite care
- £20 could pay for a bereavement counselling session for mum or dad to help them come to terms with the death of their child
- £30 could allow a patient to be seen at home by one of our Outreach Team Nurses
- £45 could pay for the whole medical team for an hour ensuring patients get the best possible care as their reach the end of their short lives
If you wish to get involved with the collection or need to contact Helen and Douglas Hospice, please call the Events Team on tel: 01865 799150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Hospice
Based in Oxford, but supporting families from surrounding counties, we care for terminally ill children at the hospice and through our outreach service. We also provide respite care for children with long term medical conditions. At Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice, we care for babies and children up to the age of 18.
Parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents are all part of the Helen & Douglas House family. At the toughest time of their lives, we give families the time and space to enjoy the precious moments they have left with each other. In the midst of exhaustion and grief, we help them cope with their child’s final days.
Through this Christmas tree collection service we could raise £800 a day which would pay for 4 days of one-to-one nursing care for children like triplet Hannah, who has cerebral palsy. Hannah along with her sisters Amelia and Nicola, Mum and Dad come for regular respite stays at the hospice.
‘Coming to Helen & Douglas House makes a massive difference to us. The girls love it here and we really manage to have some good quality family time. At Christmas time at the hospice the girls have been introduced to reindeer, visited Santa and even met some beautiful pantomime princesses. It is all very magical.'
Caroline, the triplet’s Mummy