Tuesday 17th April 2012
Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has made a £180,000 grant to a charity he supports as its patron.
Mr Clifford donated the money to Together For Short Lives to help its work providing care and support for young people who are unlikely to reach adulthood.
The national charity, based in Bristol, also supports the family of the affected young person.
Barbara Gelb, chief executive of Together For Short Lives, said: "We are bowled over by Max's decision to choose Together For Short Lives to benefit from this grant.
"We so much appreciate and value his fantastic support for the work of Together For Short Lives and children's hospice services across the country.
"This money will make all the difference in enabling Together For Short Lives to continue to strengthen the impact we make on the lives of thousands of children not expected to live to reach adulthood and their families across the UK."
Together For Short Lives was created by the merger of ACT and Children's Hospices UK in October.