Helen and Douglas House celebrates 40th birthday

Published: 1st December 2022

Happy 40th Birthday Helen & Douglas House
This year the world renowned Helen & Douglas House celebrates turning 40 years old, a phenomenal achievement.
We at Play2Give are proud to support this incredible institution.
Helen & Douglas House was the world’s first Hospice born on 30th November 1982. Helen House and the children’s hospice movement was founded by Sister Frances Dominica.
Today, as the world’s first children’s hospice, Helen House has gone on to inspire 54 others across the UK and around the world. Again, an incredible legacy.
Set in peaceful grounds of Magdalen Road in Oxford, its a welcoming place where families can feel cocooned from the strain of 24/7 care of their very ill child.
We as a charity are very proud to support this incredible place, a place we have visited first hand seeing the tremendous caring, warm and hard working staff in action, and a healthcare institution that is one of our causes we help.
We are all about supporting children, health and disability causes.
Whilst we celebrate our own 15th anniversary this year, we take time to pause and celebrate the remarkable achievement of four decades of this incredible world first hospice.
Over the past few years we have brought tremendous cheer joy and smiles through the provisions of all new toys and gifts (as part of our annual Sleigh2Give campaign) for not just the terminally ill children but also their siblings and families and through Easter eggs and Easter art and crafts.
Just a single toy or a puzzle or a colouring book makes a very real difference.
We will also be donating some of the funds we have raised from this later part of this year to them, and we will be continuing to lend our wholehearted support to Helen & Douglas House into 2023 and beyond through fundraising events including our delayed 15th Birthday Party on the Park, which will now take place at Boundary Park in Didcot on August 12th 2023.
We hope you will join us in saluting and applauding forty fantastic years and join us in celebrating their incredible milestone and we hope there’s another 40 years and more for the hospice