Upcoming CHAS events in 2024 and beyond

31st January 2024

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 the 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. We are determined to reach every family in Scotland who needs us. 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.

You can help support CHAS by getting involved in some of our exciting fundraising events and challenges. CHAS’s very own Capital Sci-Fi Convention returns to the O2 Academy Edinburgh this February. Join us on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February for a weekend that will be out of this world. Meet celebrity guests, pose with awesome props and peruse our super traders and displays, all whilst supporting CHAS with 100% of the profits from the event going directly to helping us provide vital care for the children and families using CHAS services.

Tickets start from £10.

Get yours here: Buy Tickets - Capital Sci-Fi Con | Edinburgh (capitalscificon.com) We also have lots of upcoming challenge events, including this year’s Supernova Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel Abseil and a Sahara trek in 2025. To find out more about CHAS and how you can support us, visit here.

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