The BraveHerts Appeal

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In Hertfordshire, over 400 children need hospice care. You can help us, help more.

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Donate button smallIt’s estimated that there are over 900 children with life-limiting conditions in Hertfordshire, 400 of whom need hospice help in any one year. 

BraveHerts appeal logo smallCurrently, 150 Hertfordshire children are cared for by  Keech Hospice Care. In 2016,
The BraveHerts Appeal was launched to reach more seriously ill children throughout Hertfordshire.

 

You can be a part of making sure there are enough nurses like me out in the community. Specialists who are confident at looking after a dying child, and can support families at this most difficult and distressing of times. From the day a child is diagnosed, Keech Hospice Care can be there, offering the best care and support for free.

Judith, one of Keech Hospice Care’s experienced community nurses

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The BraveHerts Appeal will make it easier for more local children to benefit from our specialist care in Hertfordshire by:

  • Turning our existing community nursing service into a full children’s community team, including doctors, nurses, complementary therapists and play specialists
  • Providing community hubs – places families can go for consultations, appointments and therapy sessions
  • Creating a palliative care services register to help families find their way through the complex services system.Donate button small

To make this a reality, we must raise £1.5 million.

With your help we can do it. We can reach every seriously ill child in Hertfordshire.

Thank you.

BraveHerts Nurse Louise and JacobWhere we are today

Our first nurse has been recruited!

Louise will work closely with our existing care team to make sure we provide a seamless service.

She will look at ways to reach more local children with palliative care needs and encourage more families to explore the vital support we offer. Louise will also work with our local partners in care to find ways to deliver a wider range of services within the community. 

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What your money could buyLouise and Elin

£20 A supported family swimming session in our specialist hydrotherapy pool.

£150 Complementary therapy sessions to alleviate pain.

£888 A full course of music therapy to help a child come to terms with a diagnosis.

£2,832 Six months of bereavement care, helping a family cope with the death of a child.

£5,376 One week of 24-hour nursing care at our in-patient unit.

Could you support The BraveHerts Appeal?

Nicholas Lambert is our Appeal Chairman. He and his team are committed to helping us raise the money required to help children in Hertfordshire get the hospice care they deserve.

For more information on how you can help us help more children, email Linda Rogers, Individual Partnerships Manager on lrogers@keech.org.uk or call 01582 707940.

Donate to The BraveHerts Appeal today.