Making memories is one of the main aims of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice which provides much-needed respite, palliative and end-of-life care for children and a place of refuge for families on a painful journey. In 2019 alone, the care team at Alexander Devine provided a huge range of essential support to families in Berkshire and the surrounding counties. These included:
- 536 play visits for children and their siblings
- 2,624 hours of care for children and their families in the community
- 223 day care visits
- 14 sibling and family activity days
The Maidenhead-based charity was founded in 2007 by Fiona and John Devine who tragically lost their little boy, Alexander, to a brain tumour when he was just 8 years old. In 2018, the charity opened the doors of their new, state-of-the-art facilities. As well as the swimming pool, the beautiful purpose-built space includes music, art and sensory rooms; a sensory garden; six children’s bedrooms; two self-contained flats for families; dining and living areas and the Dolphin Suite which is dedicated to end of life and bereavement care.