Photo: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
The UK children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives, reports that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, has sent a message of support to celebrate and mark Children’s Hospice Week which runs from 17 – 23 June with the theme, Moments that Matter.
In her letter, the Duchess writes of the value of children’s hospices, saying, “They provide a lifeline to children and families for however long support is needed and I hope that others join me in thanking them as we shine a light on their work during Children’s Hospice Week.”
Referencing the ‘Moments that Matter’ theme the Duchess calls upon the public to make the most of the time they have with their families, by ensuring every moment matters and to create memories that last forever.
Sharing the message with the public on their social media page, the Together for Short Lives states, “As Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices – EACH, Her Royal Highness has seen first-hand that children’s hospices provide vital sanctuaries for those experiencing the very toughest of times and how they help families and carers build life-long memories. In her personal message, The Duchess hopes that others will join her in thanking children’s hospices for the lifeline care they provide.”
The letter can be seen and read in full on the Together for Short Lives website.
Children’s Hospice Week
Children’s Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice services across the UK, and the thousands of seriously ill children and young people they support.
Find out more about the week and how you can become involved here.