Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a personal message of support for Children’s Hospice Week 2022, asking everyone to join her in celebrating the extraordinary work the UK’s 54 children’s hospices do for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short. The Duchess is Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says:
This Children’s Hospice Week, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the extraordinary work they do and thank them for the life-changing care and support they provide to children and families going through the toughest of times.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s full message of support for Children’s Hospice Week can be viewed here: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/royalmessage
Jessie May is one of the charities joining The Duchess in marking Children’s Hospice Week. We are delighted that The Duchess has sent a special message showing how children’s hospices help seriously ill children and families. The Duchess’s message shines a light on the extraordinary lifeline support that children’s hospices provide, so families don’t have to face the future alone.
Children’s Hospice Week (20-26 June) is organised by Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children and families, and is the only week in the year dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children’s hospice services across the UK, and the thousands of children and families they support. The theme for Children’s Hospice Week is “For The Children.” Children’s hospices provide vital support for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Everything they do is For The Children – helping families make the most of their lives together, whether that’s for years, months or only hours.
Jessie May will be celebrating The Duchess’s support for Children’s Hospice Week by sharing stories from and about our incredible team of nurses, finding out why they do what they do #ForTheChildren.
“We are thrilled that HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to raise awareness of services like Jessie May by marking Children’s Hospice Week 2022. She is such a fantastic ambassador for seriously ill children and their families and the children’s hospices that they rely on, and to receive her support for Children’s Hospice Week again this year helps to continue raise vital awareness for the work we do.” – Chris Roys, CEO at Jessie May