Kate Middleton is thanking the efforts of children’s hospices across the U.K.
In support of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge wrote a heartfelt message about the valuable services they provide to families going through their most difficult periods.
“Children’s hospices provide vital sanctuaries for those experiencing the very toughest of times,” she wrote. “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.”
“It aims to make the most of the very precious time that those using hospice services have,” Middleton continued. “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.”
Children’s Hospice Week is being observed from June 17 to June 23 this year, with the theme “Moments that Matter”, helping to bring lasting memories for families of children in hospice care.
Middleton is also a royal patron of EACH, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, which has partnered with the organization Together for Short Lives to help bring Children’s Hospice Week to life.
“[EACH] provide[s] 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,” Middleton said.