The Donna Louise supports hundreds of families across Staffordshire and South Cheshire who are living with the heart-breaking knowledge that they will almost certainly outlive their child.
Until recently, the hospice was not able to support young people beyond their 19th birthday. So rather than a milestone to look forward to, approaching adulthood became a time of great stress and uncertainty for families. The Donna Louise therefore made a game-changing decision to expand their services to include teens as they become adults, and promised to be there for families for as long as they need them.
As a charity that relies almost exclusively on the generosity of the local community to make their work possible, this was not a decision that was taken lightly. Inspired by the need to continue caring for children and young people into adulthood, The Butterflies project was born…Find out more about the Donna Louise