Christmas is always a special time for Anna's family. Her eldest son Joe was born just before Christmas. And, sadly, he died just before Christmas too — peacefully at home, with mum Anna, his brothers and dad Andrew holding him close...

From almost day one right to the time we said goodbye, the hospice care team were by our family's side, helping us to make memories together, providing respite care, and giving us the chance to be a family through Joe's life.

Anna and her family wanted to come to Haven House after Joe died. A place where they had made so many happy memories, and where they could take the time to say their goodbyes. Joe was laid to rest in our specially-designed Butterfly Room and mum wrapped him in his quilt she made him when he was only ten. Together they decorated it with pictures and all of his favourite things. We wanted him to feel at home.

Please help another family make those precious memories, no matter how long their child’s life by donating and sending a wish on a star so we can share with our hospice families.