Together For Short Lives

When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste.

Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children, estimates that there are 99,000 babies, children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening. The number of seriously ill children has trebled over the last 20 years, so there is a growing demand for lifeline support. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Together for Short Lives is here to make sure that families caring for seriously ill children do not have to suffer alone, and instead can treasure every moment together, whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Getting the right support can make a lifetime of difference.

“We are so grateful to everyone involved in this special project. Every bear sold will help to make a lifetime of difference for families facing up to the heartbreak of their child dying young.” Andy Fletcher, CEO Together for Short Lives