‘The work they do is extraordinary’ - Duchess of Cambridge asks people to celebrate work of children’s hospices in video shot in Norfolk

The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of EACH, has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark t

The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of EACH, has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark the beginning of Childrens Hospice Week. Picture EACH - Credit: EACH

The Duchess of Cambridge has asked people to celebrate the extraordinary work of children's hospices in a video shot at a care centre in Norfolk.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of EACH, has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark t

The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of EACH, has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark the beginning of Childrens Hospice Week. Picture EACH - Credit: EACH

The Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) recorded the video to mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week organised by children's palliative care charity Together for Short Lives.

Kate shot the video on a visit to meet children and families at EACH at Quidenham in January.

In the message Kate asks everyone to join her this Children's Hospice Week and to shine a light on the extraordinary children's palliative care and hospice services that are there for thousands of children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

She said: 'For any parent, being told that your child may have a life-limiting condition, or may die young, will be one of the most difficult and isolating experiences you can face.

MORE: Prince George and Princess Charlotte in starring roles as Pippa Middleton gets married


You may also want to watch:


'Having someone to help you come to terms with this news, and the professional support and care that comes with this, can make an enormous difference. It can help families make the most of every precious moment they have together.

Most Read

'As Patron of EACH I have seen the incredible difference that children's hospice and palliative care services can make for children, young people and their families.

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) in Quidenham in Januar

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) in Quidenham in January. Picture Adrian Dennis/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

'Across the UK more than 49,000 children and young people have life-limiting conditions. For these families, having expert care and support is vital, and this is what children's hospices provide. They deliver first class care in a safe environment that feels as close to home as possible, full of colour, warmth, love and support.'

'Today as we mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, I hope you will join me in shining a light on the dedicated and inspirational staff and volunteers, and the lifeline services they provide for children and their families. The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference.'

The soundtrack to the video is Lego House by EACH ambassador Ed Sheeran.

EACH currently supports 368 children and young people living with a life-threatening condition in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex.

The Duchess of Cambridge visits EACH Hospice at Quidenham back in January. Picture Sonya Duncan.

The Duchess of Cambridge visits EACH Hospice at Quidenham back in January. Picture Sonya Duncan. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2017

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter