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Knowing that your child may die before you do, is the unthinkable reality that thousands of families across Scotland have to cope with every day.
Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland - better known as CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives.
They are committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.
They make sure children have the opportunity for experiences they cannot have elsewhere, to feel the wind and sunshine on their faces, to sparkle, to laugh, to smile and to have those memorable moments of joy – moments that will be treasured forever.
For over twenty years CHAS have been caring for families and their babies, children and young people by offering palliative care, family respite and support.
During this time they have built two hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.
They have developed their outreach service, CHAS at Home and established a presence in hospitals.
They have initiated research, represented families at the highest levels and campaigned for improvements to palliative care in Scotland.
However, at the heart of all of this is their absolute commitment to supporting children and families when they need it most. Reaching every one of those children is what their 2017-2020 plan prioritises – please join with us and ensure they are there for every one of them.
This is a really challenging journey. It relies on trust, courage and love of the families with whom they work, the dedication, compassion and expertise of their team, and the professionalism of their partners across the health and care services. Along the way something truly amazing happens, because in the pain of terrible grief, joy lives on.
They are dedicated to helping families celebrate the lives of their children whilst they are together – and to honour their memory after they are dead.
To be told that your child only has a few days, weeks or years to live is an inconceivable shock. It is news no parents want to hear, yet this is happening in Scotland on an almost daily basis. Today, CHAS can only reach one in three of the families across Scotland who need their support.
They are determined to reach them all. And that means, quite simply, that they need to raise more money. Only then can they keep the joy alive for every family as they face the hardest challenge of all.