Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a personal message to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week, which is running this week (21-27 May). The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has seen first-hand the lifeline support that children’s hospices and palliative care services like EACH provides for children and families – helping them to make the most of moments that matter.
Writing in her message, The Duchess explains how she is “…touched that children and young people are sharing what they love most in life and reminding us of of how precious time is for everyone.” The Duchess explains how much, as a mother “…it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish.”
The Duchess is asking everyone to join her this Children’s Hospice Week, to celebrate the extraordinary children’s hospices and palliative care services that are there for seriously ill children and young people, and to help spread joy and positivity across the UK by encouraging everyone to make the most of moments that matter.
Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 May) is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the lifeline children’s hospice services across the UK, and the thousands of seriously ill children and young people they support. The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’. For children with life-limiting conditions and their families, ‘Life’s Short’ has a poignant meaning: many simply do not have time to waste.
Children’s hospices across the UK help these children enjoy the simple moments in life that we all cherish. If you want to show your support for these lifeline services you can get involved by sharing your own cherished moment on social media using the hashtag #LifesShort. Or you can make a donation to support the lifeline work of children’s hospices around the UK – all single donations made through our website during Children’s Hospice Week will be distributed to children’s hospices across the country through our National Fundraising Scheme.