Supporting Short Lives

The Stanley Beau Foundation supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families. From a child’s diagnosis, through illness and beyond.

Support Line

Call our support line for a friendly ear, emotional support, signposting, advocacy and more...

Quality Time

We provide holidays and short breaks to families most in need. Get in touch to see if you may be eligible...

Our Vision

We will be building Devon’s first purpose-built facility offering respite holidays and breaks...

Inspired by a very special little boy

Welcome to the Stanley Beau Foundation

The Stanley Beau Foundation is a charity based in Devon inspired by a very special little boy, Stanley Murphy. Stanley suffered from a rare, life-limiting condition called Tay-Sachs Disease. Stanley sadly died in June 2019 aged just four years old.

The charity, founded by Stanleys Mum, supports children with life-limiting illness and their families from a child’s diagnosis through illness and beyond

Our Mission and Values

Our Vision

We will be building Devon’s first purpose-built facility offering respite holidays and breaks exclusively to families of seriously ill children and those recently bereaved of their children.

This facility will aim to include a day centre so visits will be available to take part in using the indoor hydro pool, sensory room, gardens and much more.

The aim

About Us

We believe that no family should have to face the devastating news that their child is seriously ill on their own.

We want to complement existing medical services in the knowledge that sick children and their families need much more than just clinical input to help them through a child’s illness.

How We Can Help

Telephone Support Lines

We have a telephone support line offering:

  • A friendly listening ear
  • Emotional support
  • Signposting
  • Advocacy


For parent/carers of children with life-limiting illness.

Open:Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Call: 07585 058 475

We have a flexible approach to our support so all calls very welcome, whether you are recently bereaved of your child or your child has just been diagnosed or anything in between.

How We Can Help

Holidays & Short Breaks

We also provide Holidays and short breaks to families most in need of a break.

All holidays are based in South West England but open to any UK family to apply.

Families of seriously ill children should be able to access quality time together to relax, recharge and spend precious time together away from the stresses of hospital and home. The holidays and short breaks also available to those who have been recently bereaved of their child.

We are happy to receive initial enquiries from Parent/carers or medical professionals.

Please contact us by phone or email stating the child’s name, medical condition and contact details.

How We Can Help

Sensory Bags

During this past year with the help of some amazing fundraising efforts despite circumstances and some successful funding bids, we have been able to provide children with some amazing sensory bags which we have posted out.

We have plans to soon and send out more sensory bags, care packages and sibling fun packs.

This past year has been extremely hard on many of our families. Many of them have been stuck in their own homes shielding with limited access to support services due to Covid.

We hope these packages help a little by brightening up a day and letting families know we care.

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See how we can help

Contact Us

We also provide Holidays and short breaks to families most in need of a break.
All holidays are based in South West England but open to any UK family to apply.

Families of seriously ill children should be able to access quality time together to relax, recharge and spend precious time together away from the stresses of hospital and home.

We are happy to receive initial enquiries from Parent/carers or medical professionals.

Please contact us by phone or email stating the child’s name, medical condition and contact details.