The Duchess is an ardent supporter of children’s hospices and palliative care and has focused on raising awareness of hospices since she officially joined the British royal family.
She is Royal Patron of EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) in the UK and made her first public speech at the hospice, where she spoke of the inspirational work of all children’s hospices.
As part of Children’s Hospice Week in the UK earlier this year she recorded her first ever video message to encourage people to support their local children’s hospice service and visited Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Hampshire.
The Duchess also visited Hospis Malaysia last year. In her first official speech outside of the UK, she highlighted that “with effective palliative care, lives can be transformed” and praised the “wonderful work of Hospis Malaysia’s superb staff”.
This Friday, the Duchess is to tour the facilities at Shooting Star CHASE, sit in on a music therapy session, meet with a group of volunteers and have tea with several children and their families.