Energy Efficiency Awards 2024


Charity Auction

Together for Short Lives

Hearing the news that your child is going to die young is every parent’s worst nightmare. That news quickly unlocks a chain of events that leaves families trapped at home, trying to care for their child 24/7 and fighting for support to hold their family together. Together for Short Lives exists to ensure that no family has to suffer through their child’s short life alone and can instead treasure every moment they have together.

Together for Short Lives are the leading charity for the 99,000 babies, children, and young people in the UK with a life-limiting or terminal condition. Conditions range from well-known diagnoses like cancer and heart disease to those so rare they don’t have a name. For those of us who haven’t faced it, the pain and suffering a family goes through after being told their child won’t survive into adulthood is unimaginable.

Together for Short Lives exists to help families make the most of every moment they have together. That might be years, months – even a few precious hours.

Together for Short Lives support families in the following ways:

  • Campaigning for, and improving the quality of, children’s palliative care services, including children’s hospices.

  • Offering confidential emotional, practical, and financial support through our Family Hub, and connecting families with other people facing similar struggles so they don’t feel as alone. In the last year, calls to our helpline increased by 40%.

  • Raising critical funds for the UK’s children’s hospices, who are pushed to their limits. Children’s hospices offer a lifeline for families but are struggling to raise funds to meet increasing demand.

  • Too many families are suffering through their child’s short life, and they’re suffering alone. Together for Short Lives cannot save a child’s life, but Together for Short Lives can save a family from a lifetime of suffering.


Past Charity Auction

The Energy Efficiency Awards have worked with a number of Charities over the years and raised over £52,000 through our charity auctions

Last year we helped raise over £20,560 for Acorns Childrens Hospice

Acorns provides support and care for sick children and their families in the Midlands.

The year before we helped raise £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan, give people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one.

In 2021 we helped raise £7,000 for Dementia UK

Almost all of us have had a relative who has suffered from Alzheimer's or dementia of some kind. Dementia UK is an essential charity that helps care for people suffering from these life changing memory loss conditions and provides respite care so that family members can get a break from care-giving. We were delighted that we were able to raise enough money to help the charity provide their specalist Admiral Nurses to so many people.

In 2019 we helped raise £9,000 for Crohn's & Colitis UK.

Crohn's Disease is a condition which affects a number of people directly involved in the Awards, among them, Rick Parfitt Jnr the former GT3 World Champion racing driver and charismatic frontman for the RPJ Band, who spoke passionately about the challenges of living with Crohn's.

In 2018 we helped raise £8,000 for the LORIS Hospice.

LORIS is a small charity in Leicestershire that provided palitive care and respite care to the terminally ill, and provides support to their families.

We have also supported, worked with and raised awareness of

Shelter Scotland
National Energy Action
Energy Action Scotland