Be a hero for Children’s Hospice Week

Categories: Community Engagement.

The past week has been spent raising both awareness and funds for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children’s hospices, that support them.

Together for Short Lives has issued a call for everyone to be a children’s hospice hero and support the vital services that children’s hospices provide.

Together for Short Lives patron, Simon Cowell echoed the request: “I’m calling on everyone to be a hero and get involved in Children’s Hospice Week this year. You can make a massive difference to the lives of children who may not reach adulthood and also to their families. Please do whatever you can to support them.”

Many other celebrities have thrown their support behind Children’s Hospice Week and the ‘Be a hero’ theme by choosing their favourite superpowers.

Joanna Lumley voiced her support: “I would choose the Time Travel X-Ray option… because I could go back to meet Shakespeare and see dinosaurs, I could x-ray the innermost strata of mountains and see the insides of stars: being superhuman I could manipulate people away from doing evil things to animals: with speed I could race storms and skim over oceans, and be back before I started: and being elastic I could reach into molehills to see their sleek-coated life amongst the worms, and crawl across the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and get into size 6 dresses. With masses of love to all at Together for Short Lives…. and Cheers, Sweeties! Xxx”

Dermot O’Leary said: “I love diving so my superpower would be underwater breathing so I can stay down as long as I want.”

Meanwhile Gethin Jones is choosing to be invisible: “Children’s Hospice Week is all about heroes. Ever since I was a child I wished I could have the superpower of invisibility! As well as saving the world, I would get myself up to a lot of mischief! Every child I’ve met from Together for Short Lives has been a hero to me. Now it’s your chance, help families make the most of the precious time they have together.”

Some of our own ehospice team heroes joined in the fun this week and used the superhero name generator to figure out whether they are a superhero or a supervillain, or both!!

Our hero names:

  • Daniel Firefly Ward
  • Kate Flamebird Jackson
  • Caroline Google Geek May
  • Bree Laser Lashes Rayfield

Our villain names:

  • Daniel Torpedo Ward
  • Kate Grizzly Badger Jackson
  • Caroline Psychic Salami May
  • Bree Jelly Tot Smuggler Rayfield

To find out your superhero or supervillain name, visit the superhero name generator and then share your answer via Facebook or Twitter.

It’s not too late to take part in Children’s Hospice Week. You could dress up as a superhero tomorrow and make a donation, sponsor a friend or colleague to be a hero for the day, or run a superhero sweepstake or quiz. Visit the Children’s Hospice Week website for more information. There will also be a number of events continuing throughout May.  

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