Jersey Hospice Care welcomes HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s message to mark Children’s Hospice Week 2018

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a message of support to celebrate and mark Children’s Hospice Week. Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 May) is organised by Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children and families.

The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has seen first-hand the lifeline support that children’s hospices and palliative care services like EACH provide for children and families – helping them to make the most of moments that matter.

Jersey Hospice Care 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 seriously ill children, 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 and palliative care services that are there for seriously ill children, young people and their families.

Jersey Hospice Care supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. The Duchess’s support will mean so much to children, young people and families supported by Jersey Hospice Care – it will give them, and all the dedicated staff and volunteers at Jersey Hospice Care a real boost.

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 seriously children and families and to show why they need specialist support.

The Duchess’s message was released on Wednesday 23 May 2018, and can be viewed at Together for Short Lives’ and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ websites: (http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/royalmessage and https://www.each.org.uk/childrens-hospice-week)

Jersey Hospice Care are celebrating The Duchess’s support for Children’s Hospice Week by running a social media campaign asking islanders to share their moments that matter.

The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), is celebrating the remarkable support provided by children’s hospices and palliative care services across the UK and hopes everyone will join her in celebrating Children’s Hospice Week.

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.’

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support for Children’s Hospice Week can be viewed here (link live at 00.01 hours 23 May 2018) www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/royalmessage 

Children’s Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the lifeline children’s hospice services across the UK, and the thousands of seriously ill children and young people that they support. The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’. For children with life-limiting conditions and their families, ‘Life’s Short’ has a poignant meaning: many simply do not have time to waste. Children’s Hospices across the UK help these children enjoy the simple moments in life that we all cherish. Join us this Children’s Hospice Week 21-27 May to create more moments that matter.