This month, CHAS launched the UK's first ever virtual hospice, thanks to you. 

For families caring for some of Scotland's most vulnerable children, social isolation has meant that they could be feeling lonelier than ever.

Will you share a message of joy, hope and love with children in Scotland with life-shortening conditions? Your messages will show families like Ayla's that they're not alone. Getting involved is easy and fun. Simply create a message of joy, in whatever way you like and send it to us so we can share with families through the virtual hospice.

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Your gift will help Scotland's most vulnerable children feel less alone during the Coronavirus crisis

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Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is a trading name of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

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Registered in Scotland number 136410. Registered Office: Head Office, Canal Court, 42 Craiglockhart Avenue, Edinburgh EH14 1LT.

Help reach more families in Scotland

We know these are difficult times for everyone, so we want to make sure everyone can continue to show their support for children with life-shortening conditions in whatever way they can. 

That doesn't always mean giving a donation. But there's no escaping the fact that this crisis has hit us hard. With many of our major fundraising activities now put on hold or postponed until further notice, reaching every child in Scotland has never been more difficult. If you can (and only if you can), please consider giving a gift to help support Scotland's most vulnerable children through this crisis.

Share Your Joy!

Share your messages of joy, and support Scotland's most vulnerable children

1. Think about what brings you joy

You can share your message of joy any way you like! Joy means different things to different people. It's up to you to show how you express joy. Joy to you could simply mean something that makes you laugh. Need some inspiration? Here's a message from Dr Squeegie from Hearts and Minds, live from the Clowndoctor cupboard! 


Could pay for three kindness calls to families so they know that even if they feel lonely, they're not alone.


Could pay for a phone consultation with a nurse, providing support and reassurance to parents caring for a child with complex needs


Could pay for a money advice session to alleviate some of the additional worries placed on families caring for vulnerable children during this uncertain time.

The impact your gift will make

Write a few words of support, joy and kindness. This will mean the world to isolated families.

Draw a picture or a beautiful rainbow like Ayla's lovely picture here.

Don your geekiest T-shirt and take part in Geeky T-Shirt Day on May 4th. May the fourth be with you 🌟

Send us a video of a funny dance or routine to make Ayla and her mum laugh.

Olivia and her mum Gwen are clearly very happy about something! Share what brings you joy.

2. Start creating!

"It's these small acts of kindness that will get us through these challenging times." 

- Caroline, Ayla's mum

3. Share your message of joy

Share on social media

You can share your message with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #ShareYourJoy. Don't forget to tag us with @supportCHAS!

Please make sure you tell us your name and postcode so we can thank you, and your social media username if you'd like us to tag you!

If you've created a picture, message or letter, you can scan it, take a photo or write in an email to, or click the link below.

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Big files like videos are sometimes too large to send by email, so we've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to share. Click the link below and follow three easy steps to make sure it reaches us. 

Sending a video?


We'll share your messages of joy with children and families in CHAS' care, through the virtual hospice. We'd also like to share your messages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our YouTube channel. We might not be able to show everyone's messages, but if you use social media and would like us to share your message, please tell us your social media usernames so we can tag you. We won't use them for any other reason. If you'd prefer us NOT to share your messages, please let us know when you're sending your message. Need help sharing your message of joy? Send us an email and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

Get in touch

We know these are difficult times for everyone, so we want everyone to be able support Scotland's most vulnerable children in whatever way they can. But this crisis has put a strain on our resources, right when fundraising is hardest. If you're in a position to, please give a gift to help support children with life-shortening conditions through this crisis. If you can't right now, that's OK too! Your ongoing support, in whatever form that might be, is the most important thing right now.

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Find out more about the ways in which children and families are receiving the emotional, practical and medical support they need during the Coronavirus crisis, made possible by your donations. 

Learn more about the virtual children's hospice

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To donate by phone call us on 0141 779 6180

or text JOY to 70450 to give £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text JOYNOINFO to 70450.

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