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Jigsaw – the only Children’s Hospice in Cumbria – celebrates national Children’s Hospice Week

Jigsaw, the only children’s hospice in Cumbria is joining other hospices across the UK to celebrate national Children’s Hospice Week 2022 and highlighting the incredible care and support offered by these amazing charities.

Jigsaw, the only children’s hospice in Cumbria is joining other hospices across the UK to celebrate national Children’s Hospice Week 2022 and highlighting the incredible care and support offered by these amazing charities.

Children’s Hospice Week, led by children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives, runs from today (Monday 20 June) and celebrates the incredible work children’s hospices do for seriously ill children and their families.

Based in Carlisle but caring for babies, children and young people from all corners of Cumbria, Jigsaw is the only such facility in the county and relies predominantly on the generosity of the local community to keep providing this vital service.

The charity must raise £2,126.46 to pay for its care services for one whole day. 

This year’s Children’s Hospice Week theme is #ForTheChildren, which highlights the core purpose of children’s hospices. Everything they do is #ForTheChildren – helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short.

Suzanne Garbarino, Clinical Lead at Jigsaw, said: “Jigsaw is an incredibly special place filled with fun and laughter where children and young adults can stay and create memories which will last a lifetime. It’s a pleasure to care for the amazing children who are part of Jigsaw and support their wider network of family and carers.

“We’d like to use Children’s Hospice Week to thank everyone who supports Jigsaw throughout the year with fundraising, volunteering and the other very generous ways in which our community helps.”

To find out more about how you can support Jigsaw, go to jigsawhospice.org/.