Duchess Catherine is a patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, which are celebrating Children’s Hospice Week at the moment, a national awareness week organized by the UK’s umbrella Charity for children’s palliative care Together for Short Lives.
As a way to show her support for them, the Duchess sent a truly heartfelt letter in which she urged families to make most of their time spent together and to create loving memories.
In the letter, which Kate most likely wrote herself, she said: “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.
“Whether through specialist play aimed at deepening relationships between children and their families, or through art and music therapy that helps young people express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings – the work of organizations like East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices can set a truly heart-warming example to us all.”
She continued: “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. The theme this year is ‘Moments that Matter’. It aims to make the most of the very precious time that those using hospice services have.
“Throughout the week we will hear amazing stories from families facing the toughest of futures. I hope that they will inspire each and every one of us to similarly make the most of the time we have with our own families, by ensuring every moment matters and that we create memories that last forever.”
Duchess Catherine has been a patron of EACH from 2012 and this isn’t the first letter of this kind she has released, it being the latest in a series of messages she has been releasing.