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Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice welcomes Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s personal message of support to mark Children’s Hospice Week 2021

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a personal a message of support to mark Children’s Hospice Week, asking everyone to join her in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices for the life-changing care they provide to seriously ill children and families.

Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 June) is organised by Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for seriously ill children and families.

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices has seen first-hand the remarkable care children’s hospices provide and her message shines a light on the extraordinary support that they have continued to provide to children and families throughout the pandemic, when they needed it most.

Jigsaw is one of the charities joining The Duchess in marking Children's Hospice Week. Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice is delighted that The Duchess has sent a special message showing how children’s hospices like ours help seriously ill children and families. We join The Duchess in thanking our children’s hospice staff, and those working in children’s hospices across the UK, for their continued and much-needed lifeline support, especially throughout the pandemic.

The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has kindly 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 ill children and families and to show why they need the care and support of children’s hospices.

Jigsaw will be celebrating The Duchess’s support for Children’s Hospice Week by sharing stories from some of the Jigsaw families, introducing members of the specialist care team and highlighting how the local community can support the charity’s care today, tomorrow and into the future.

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Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support for Children’s Hospice Week can be viewed here. 

In an excerpt from the message, The Duchess says:

I hope you will join me this Children’s Hospice Week in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices and their incredible staff for the life-changing care they provide to children and families facing the unimaginable - helping them to make the most of every precious moment together.

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Welcoming The Duchess of Cambridge’s message of support, Andy Fletcher, CEO for Together for Short Lives, the charity behind Children’s Hospice Week said:

“The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron for EACH, is a fantastic ambassador for seriously ill children and their families and the children’s hospices that they rely on. We join The Duchess in thanking children’s hospices for their much-needed lifeline support, especially throughout the pandemic, when families have felt exhausted and pushed to their limits.”

“More than ever, families need their children’s hospice to provide the care and time they need make the most of every moment, whether that’s for years, months or only days. The Duchess’s support for Children’s Hospice Week over many years has helped to raise awareness of the needs of seriously children and to show the life-changing care children’s hospice and palliative care services provide to families throughout their child’s life, and vitally at the end of their life, in bereavement and beyond.”

To find out more about the specialist and vital care, compassion and activities provided at Jigsaw during Children's Hospice Week please click here.

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