Learn more about us

Our aim is to provide family led care for children with life-shortening conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.

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Our history

The vision of the hospice became a reality thanks to the dedication of the Venerable Richard M C Seed, Archdeacon of York, and to the generosity of thousands of people who raised money.

Our trustees

We are managed by a Board of Trustees who are governed by a memorandum and articles of association.

Our ambassadors

Find out more about our incredible ambassadors.

Latest news

Man and woman holding up three suits and ties outside Martin House shop
Duncan hands over TV suits to us

When TV presenter Duncan Wood bid farewell to ITV Calendar, he found himself with a wardrobe of designer suits he no longer…

Heather our Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteers’ Week 2022

Heather Griffiths — Volunteer Coordinator My first time working with volunteers was during my role as a curator at Harewood House. I…

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Abseil challenge in memory of Timothy

Skipton dad Chris Wray is raising money for us by abseiling down a Yorkshire landmark in memory of his son Timothy. Chris,…

Our leadership teams

Meet our clinical and strategic leadership team.

Our future plans

We are embarking on our biggest transformation since opening in 1987.

Our mission and vision

Our mission is to help children and young people with a life-limiting condition, along with their families, to live well and fully, offering the best possible end-of-life care and support to the family in bereavement.

Our vision is that every child and young person has access to palliative care when and where they need it.

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Our values

  • being child and family focused
  • listening to and valuing each other
  • delivering high standards in everything we do
  • being flexible, responsive, open and honest
  • working holistically and in collaboration with others
  • being dedicated, compassionate and caring
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Our Impact Report
Our Strategic Plan
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