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Rainbows welcomes HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s message

Rainbows welcomes HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s message

Everyone at our hospice welcomes Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support to mark Children’s Hospice Week 2019.

The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a message of support to celebrate and mark Children’s Hospice Week (17-23 June), which is organised by Together for Short Lives, the UK’s charity for seriously ill children and families. 

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, has seen first-hand that children’s hospices provide vital support for seriously ill children, young people and families. In her personal message, The Duchess hopes that others will join her in thanking children’s hospices for the lifeline care they provide during Children’s Hospice Week.

We are one of the charities joining The Duchess to mark Children's Hospice Week and is delighted that The Duchess has sent a special message of support, shining a light on children’s hospices and showing how they help children, young people and families to make the most of their precious time.

The Duchess has generously 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 specialist support.

In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says:

“Children’s hospices provide vital sanctuaries for those experiencing the very toughest of times. They help families and carers build life long memories that are poignant, happy and often filled with laughter. 

“They provide a lifeline to children and families for however long support is needed and I hope that others join me in thanking them as we shine a light on their work during Children's Hospice Week.” 

Andrew Ball, Director of Supporter Relations at Rainbows, said: “We are delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge is once again helping to raise awareness of hospices, like Rainbows, by supporting Children’s Hospice Week. This support can make a world of difference to the families who use Rainbows and we hope the message will encourage people to support us.”

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support for Children’s Hospice Week can be viewed here: togetherforshortlives.org.uk/royalmessage