Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a personal message of support for Children’s Hospice Week 2022.
In it the Duchess asks everyone to join her in celebrating the extraordinary work the UK’s 54 children’s hospices do for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, helping families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short.
Patricia Livsey, Chief Executive at Jigsaw, said: “We’re thrilled that HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to raise awareness of services like Jigsaw by marking Children’s Hospice Week 2022.
“Jigsaw is an incredibly special place, a place filled with fun and laughter where children and young adults can stay and create memories which will last a lifetime, so it’s wonderful HRH has sent this special message today.”
Jigsaw is one of the charities joining The Duchess in marking Children’s Hospice Week. Jigsaw is delighted that The Duchess has sent a special message showing how children’s hospices help seriously ill children and families.
The Duchess’s message shines a light on the extraordinary lifeline support that children’s hospices provide, so families don’t have to face the future alone.
Children’s Hospice Week (20-26 June) is organised by Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children and families, and is the only week in the year dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children’s hospice services across the UK, and the thousands of children and families they support.
The theme for Children’s Hospice Week is “For The Children.” Children’s hospices provide vital support for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.
Everything they do is For The Children – helping families make the most of their lives together, whether that’s for years, months oronly hours.
In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says: “This Children’s Hospice Week, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the extraordinary work they do and thank them for the life-changing care and support they provide to children and families going through the toughest of times.”
The Duchess is Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.