Childrens Hospices Across Scotland - CHAS (Scottish Borders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC019724

Knowing your child is going to die before you do, is the unthinkable reality that thousands of families across Scotland have to cope with every day. Each week, three children in Scotland die from an incurable condition.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. We are committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun. We make sure children have the opportunity for experiences they cannot have elsewhere, to feel the wind and sunshine on their faces, to sparkle, to laugh, to smile and to have those memorable moments of joy – moments that will be treasured forever.
This is a really challenging journey. It relies on trust, courage and love of the families with whom we work, the dedication, compassion and expertise of our team and the professionalism of our partners across health and care services. Along the way something truly amazing happens, because in the pain of terrible grief, joy lives on. We are dedicated to helping families celebrate the lives of their children whilst they are together – and to honour their memory after they are dead.
Today, CHAS can only reach one in three of the families across Scotland who need our support. We are determined to reach them all. And that means, quite simply, that we need to raise more money. Only then can we keep the joy alive for every family as they face the hardest challenge of all.

Current opportunity

CHAS is the only childrens hospice provider for terminally ill children in the Borders. Part of our fundraising and awareness campaign is to have charity collection cans placed in key public places which allows us to not only raise vital funds but to ensure that we are a known charity in local communities. This plays a key role in raising the awareness of CHAS and allowing families who have a child with a life shortening condition to know that we are there to support them. This role is to coordinate all our collection cans throughout the Borders. This involves semi-regularly (3-6 monthly) replacing full collection cans, counting and banking this money and building relationships with the business owners. You may also wish to build upon these existing cans by using your initiative to place new collection cans.