Claire House supports over 300 families with dying children in Merseyside.

In the last six years, we have seen an 84% increase in the number of children coming to Claire House Children’s hospice. The majority are under four years old.

Claire House Children’s Hospice provides a lifeline for families going through the toughest of times, allowing them to make memories that will last a lifetime.

But sadly, the hospice can no longer cope with demand. We cannot stretch what we have any further.

There is an urgent need to provide the lifeline 24/7 care which is vital to so many children and their families.

We want to be there whenever and wherever families need help.

Become a regular giver

Pledging a regular gift to Claire House Children’s Hospice will mean we can support even more dying children. With every day that passes, another family struggles on without the help they so desperately need. The hospice is currently only reaching one in two of the children it could be. Your regular donation can help us reach every dying child.

Dying children urgently need your help!

Claire House Family Stories

Thomas’s Story


This will be Emma and Dan Garner’s first Christmas without their son, Thomas. Here they tell their heart-breaking story and explain how you can...
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Shea’s Story


“There’s no manual to tell you what to do when your child dies, but there is Claire House.” Mum Nicki was heartbroken when her son...
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Erin’s Story


“People don’t want to know that your child is going to die”, Wendy, 42, shares what it is like to care for her seriously ill...
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Holly’s Story


“We may only have hours left with our child” Claire House parent trustee, Hayley Smallman, shares the heart-breaking story of what it is like...
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