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Making Precious Memories

Each year, BCHC Charity spends around £15,000 on projects, initiatives and items to support patients in their last months, as well as providing beautiful mementoes for their families and loved ones. These items help families build wonderful memories together, provide treasured keepsakes and aid families and carers in processing their grief.

Snow White Panto
The Parkash family off to see Snow White

For example, each January BCHC Charity provides tickets to families accessing end of life care for their child to the pantomime at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Although we were unable to do this in January 2021 due to lockdown, families who attended the Snow White performance in January 2020 had an absolutely wonderful time, and we intend to continue this scheme as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our Bereavement Memory Boxes are a lovely way for families to celebrate the life of their loved ones. There is an inset on the lid of the box to display a treasured photograph and they contain remembrance items such as memory candles and seeds to grow a forget-me-not plant. They are large enough that further personal trinkets and items can be added to create a box of wonderful memories.

Local artist Hannah Clark designed bespoke framed prints for the charity, 100 of which have been provided to families accessing our Community Children's Nurses and Children's Palliative Care teams as a means to brighten the children's day and provide a lasting celebration of the child’s life for their families. Senior Community

Get in Touch

If you have any queries about charitable funds or would like more information about supporting the charity or fundraising, please contact:

Charity Team
Email: 
BCHC.charity@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk 
Tel: 0121 466 7314

Hannah Clark Prints
Hannah Clark and her super prints
Palliative Children's Books

Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse Abbie Alcock was very grateful for the charming prints; “Our families have loved them so much, and it’s so lovely to have such personal things to give out.” 

As well as these ongoing initiatives, we also provide funding for one-off projects such as the refurbishment, redecoration and extra amenities for bereavement suites, provision of picture books about bereavement to help children process a loss in the family, information cards, and more. If you would like to make a donation to help support palliative care initiatives, please visit our End of Life appeal page