Children's Hospice Week (which runs from 13th - 20th June this year) is the UK's only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children's hospices, that support them.
This year Children’s Hospice Week has promoted the #WeCare247 campaign on Twitter to focus on the complex round-the-clock care that seriously ill children require, and the roles that children's hospices and palliative care services provide, from nurses and carers to counsellors and volunteers.
The Duchess of Cambridge recently visited our Treehouse hospice to learn more about the services that are required for families with seriously ill children, and especially the role that volunteers can play for children's hospices, which is an issue she is exploring further with her Foundation.
The Duchess of Cambridge has provided the following supportive statement for Children's Hospice Week:
"Around the clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home. As Patron of EACH, I have seen first-hand this remarkable and varied work and just how vital the support of staff and volunteers can be to the families of children with life limiting conditions. It has been wonderful to see the fantastic public support for Children's Hospice Week over the last few days. Please continue supporting your local children's hospice in whatever way you can."