Simon Cowell backs children’s hospice care appeal

Simon Cowell Toby Anstis Have A Heart HospicesMusic mogul Simon Cowell has given his support to the Have a Heart Appeal, raising money to help children’s hospices provide more vital care and support to seriously ill children, young people and their families in the home.

Pictured here in an exclusive interview with Heart’s Toby Anstis, Children’s Hospices UK patron Simon Cowell urged listeners to start fundraising for their local children’s hospice, saying, “I have seen first-hand the incredible work children’s hospices do to help seriously ill children, young people and their families make the most of short, precious lives. The Have a Heart Appeal is all about raising money to give these families a helping hand at home when they most need it. Please join me in supporting this appeal to help your local children’s hospice continue their vital work.”

Have a Heart aims to raise enough money to provide 28 children’s hospices with a MINI and funding for nursing hours to deliver care and support when and where it is needed most. The Appeal Week will run from Monday 28 February to Friday 4 March, culminating in a fundraising extravaganza, featuring a host of celebrities alongside Heart presenters.

Heart morning presenter Toby Anstis said, “Children’s Hospices UK does amazing work to give children the highest quality of life possible and to support their families through difficult times. I was very humbled when I visited some of the hospices last year – they’re incredibly happy and inspiring places. With help from our listeners, we look forward to raising thousands of pounds for local hospices across the UK and making a real difference to children’s lives.”

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