This service is developing Berkshire’s very own local children’s hospice service. They currently fund Alexander’s nurses who support families across Berkshire in their own homes, providing much needed respite. This service is unique because they work very closely with all local NHS hospitals so that families receive a ‘joined-up service’. The charity was founded in 2007 by the parents of Alexander Devine. In November 2001, 4 year old Alexander was diagnosed with a brain tumour, he then endured 4 and a half years of operations, treatments and therapy and sadly died at the age of eight. His parents realised that Berkshire needed its own Children’s Hospice and set about raising the money to provide one. It has been an amazing journey and preparing the site for building started on September 23rd last year, off Woodlands Park Avenue, Maidenhead.