In 2017 Hobbycraft and Together for Short Lives celebrated our fifth year in partnership and reached a huge fundraising milestone – £750,000. Hobbycraft is the UK’s number one arts and crafts retailer. Together for Short Lives is the UK charity for children’s hospices. Our partnership is based upon our shared belief in the therapeutic power of art and crafting. Through our partnership with Together for Short Lives we raise vital funds and awareness for the UK’s fifty-four children’s hospice services. In 2017 Hobbycraft customers and colleagues raised a record breaking £300,000 through a variety of activities. Nationally we completed the roll-out of Pennies, the digital charity box, to our stores in addition to donating all proceeds from our carrier bag levy. Furthermore, our national partnership has a truly local impact as stores support their local children’s hospice with fundraising activities, year-round awareness raising and gifts in kind. As a business we are committed to using our voice to highlight the amazing work of children’s hospices as evidenced through our support of Children’s Hospice Week 2017 and production of our first Hobbycraft Festive Film.