Great news for families caring for a seriously ill child and children’s hospices like Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice today as McColl’s convenience colleagues join Morrisons colleagues in their fundraising efforts to raise £10 million by October 2024 for charity partner Together for Short Lives.

Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for children’s palliative care and supports the UK’s 54 children’s hospices, including Bluebell Wood. Morrisons chose Together for Short Lives as their charity partner back in February 2022, and are working together to help raise vital funds for children’s hospices like Bluebell Wood and help families treasure every moment they have together.

David Martin, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood said: "It’s fantastic news that McColl’s have joined Morrisons in their pledge to support children and young people with life shortening illnesses and their families.

"We’ve seen such amazing fundraising efforts from our friends at Morrisons and we’re really looking forward to working with the McColl’s stores in our regions over the coming year too."

The past fifteen months has seen Morrisons colleagues, suppliers and customers across the country raising vital funds for the partnership through all sorts of incredibly creative and innovative activities. With convenience colleagues now joining the pledge, the partnership continues to go from strength to strength, ensuring that every family caring for a seriously ill child in the UK gets the support they need.

Together for Short Lives CEO, Andy Fletcher says: "We’re so thrilled to welcome McColl’s convenience colleagues into our charity partnership with Morrisons. The partnership has already made such an incredible difference to the families we support and the 54 children’s hospices that care for them. We’re really looking forward to working with convenience colleagues and seeing the difference their fundraising will make."

Joseph Sutton, Convenience, Online and Wholesale Director for Morrisons says: "Over the last three years, our McColl’s convenience colleagues have done an outstanding job in fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH). We’re now delighted that Convenience stores will join in our pledge to raise £10 million for Together for Short Lives who make a positive difference supporting families caring for seriously ill children in local communities."