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Duchess of Cambridge backs Rainbows and Children’s Hospice Week

Kate Middleton kneeling infront of a young boy in a wheelchair

Rainbows welcomes Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s personal video message of support to mark Children’s Hospice Week 2021

The Duchess has asked everyone to join her in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices – including our charity - for the life-changing care they provide 

Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 June) is organised by Together for Short Lives, which supports us and is the UK charity for seriously ill children and families.

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.”

Dee Sissons, Rainbows CEO said: “We are thrilled that HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to raise awareness of services like Rainbows by marking Children’s Hospice Week. 

“She is a fantastic ambassador for seriously ill children and their families and the children’s hospices that they rely on. We join The Duchess in thanking children’s hospices for their much-needed lifeline support, especially throughout the pandemic, when families have felt exhausted and pushed to their limits.”

The Duchess of Cambridge’s message can be viewed here