Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge shares a personal message of support to mark Children’s Hospice Week 2021
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices has seen first-hand the remarkable care children’s hospices provide and her message shines a light on the extraordinary support that they have continued to provide to children and families throughout the pandemic, when they needed it most.
ellenor is one of the charities joining The Duchess in marking Children's Hospice Week. Our Children’s Service is delighted that The Duchess has sent a special message of showing how children’s hospices like ours help seriously ill children and families. We join The Duchess in thanking our children’s hospice staff, and those working in children’s hospices across the UK, for their continued and much-needed lifeline support, especially throughout the pandemic.
The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has kindly given her support to Children’s Hospice Week since 2013. The impact over many years has been transformational, helping to raise awareness of the needs of seriously ill children and families and to show why they need the care and support of children’s hospices.
ellenor’s Children’s Services will be celebrating The Duchess’s support for Children’s Hospice Week by highlighting the support services available to families and how we meet the needs of life limited children in the community.
Linda Coffey, Director of Care at ellenor is thrilled that HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to raise awareness of services like ellenor by marking Children’s Hospice Week. “The Duchess of Cambridge’s personal message of support endorses the vital role children’s hospices play and helps us to celebrate and raise awareness of the specialist care we provide to life limited children and their families facing the most difficult of times. It is a real honour to be recognised by Her Royal Highness for our work particularly as it has been such a challenging year”.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support for Children’s Hospice Week can be viewed here www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/royalmessage and https://www.each.org.uk/childrens-hospice-week
In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says:
I hope you will join me this Children’s Hospice Week in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices and their incredible staff for the life-changing care they provide to children and families facing the unimaginable - helping them to make the most of every precious moment together.