Couple’s fourth fun day in support of children’s hospice

A couple whose first-born daughter survived just 19 days after being born are hosting a fun day in aid of the children’s hospice where she spent her final days.

Sam and Danny Kerr, who have raised more than £20,000 for Keech Children’s Hospice, are hosting their fourth annual football tournament and family fun day on Saturday, July 11 at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted.

The Kerr Family. Danny Kerr, Samantha Charles-Kerr and baby Lexi.

The Kerr Family. Danny Kerr, Samantha Charles-Kerr and baby Lexi.

Baby Lexi was born in September 2011 by emergency C-Section, but due to complications after birth, it soon became clear that she would not survive very long without life support machines.

After 10 days Sam and Danny, of Berkhamsted, made the difficult decision to move their daughter to the hospice where they were able to spend precious time as a family.

This year’s fundraiser, sponsored by The Galleria Hatfield, will start at 10.30am and will include a barbecue provided by Tesco Tring and Berko Astro, Abacus bouncy castles, Football Zorbs, Playplus Kindergarten children’s crafts, children’s rides, a penalty kick competition, Kerries cupcakes, face painting, sweets and much more.

There is an adult’s football tournament and children’s under 7s tournament - to enter teams contact Danny by emailing

Keech Childrne’s Hospice, which serves families in Herts and Beds, has a state of the art palliative care in patient unit, providing on-going support to children and their families who suffer with life-limiting illnesses and disabilities. It’s nurses also offer at home respite care.

The hospice has many facilities and services including respite care, end of life care, bereavement support, music therapy, therapeutic services, play specialists and the largest hydrotherapy pool in the South East.

To find out more about the hospice visit