Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a message of support to celebrate and mark Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 May) – the only week in the year dedicated to the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness for children with terminal conditions, their families, and the people and hospices who support them.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children is 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 for ‘Life’s Short’, the theme Children’s Hospice Week 2018. The Duchess’s support will help us reach out to families caring for children with serious and terminal conditions, so they know that help is at hand.
The Duchess is asking everyone to join her this Children’s Hospice Week, in celebrating the remarkable and life-changing support provided by children’s hospices like Demelza.
In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says:
“The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’ and I am touched that children and young people are sharing what they love most in life and reminding us of how precious time is for everyone. By supporting Children’s Hospice Week we can help them spread joy and positivity across the UK, encouraging everyone to make the most of moments that matter…”
“…I hope you will join me in supporting Children’s Hospice Week this year. Together we can champion the vital role that children’s hospices play in helping seriously ill children and families to have more precious moments.”
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 children with serious and terminal conditions to show why they need specialist support.
The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’ and in addition to the Duchess’s message, Demelza has been promoting the week with a video of its families sharing their #LifesShort moments that matter.
The video can be viewed on our Facebook page, along with a special Children’s Hospice Week competition to win an overnight stay for four at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent.
Tamsyn Clark, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Demelza said: “The Duchess’s support will mean so much to children, young people and families supported by Demelza, and will give them, and all the dedicated staff and volunteers a real boost.
“For children, like those supported by Demelza, “Life’s Short” has a poignant meaning: many simply do not have time to waste.
“We hope people will join The Duchess in championing the role children’s hospices play in helping children with terminal conditions to make more moments that matter, by entering our Facebook competition and sharing their own #LifesShort moments that matter.”
The Duchess’s message can be viewed at Together for Short Lives’ website – the charity behind Children’s Hospice Week:
For your chance to enter our Children’s Hospice Week competition and win an overnight stay for four at The Big Cat Sanctuary visit our Facebook page.