Published: Sat, November 16, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kate Middleton makes 'touching' speech opening £10 million children's hospice

Kate Middleton makes 'touching' speech opening £10 million children's hospice

EACH launched the ambitious appeal to raise £10m for its new Norfolk base five years ago, which was attended by the duchess.

The royal is a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, of which the Nook is a part.

The caring duchess showed off her motherly side at the event too, as she asked a child: "Are you cold?" and rubbed his arm after seeing him shiver. So, it was only a matter of time before Middleton returned to her royal duties.

'In the very early days, I remember her coming into a room and her head would be slightly down and the long hair would be across.

'Thanks to vast generosity and support from all those who contributed to the Appeal, this state-of-the-art facility is fully operational and already making such a difference.

The duchess also gave a speech in which she officially declared The Nook open.

'EACH was one of the very first charities that I made a decision to become Patron of after my marriage.

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A lot has changed since Kate Middleton joined the royal family in 2011, but her commitment to charity hasn't wavered!

As flashbulbs went off from the media, one child said: 'Which camera should I look at?'

Kate acknowledged at the time: "Or now not it is genuinely valuable the formative years open to heed nature, and adore it, in negate that they may be able to offer protection to it as correctly". It must have been a proud moment for her to have seen the process through from start to finish!

Kate met children from Poringland Primary School and Framingham Earl High School and and Hobart High Schools, who raised $1,300 for The Nook.

The Nook at Framingham Earl will replace the Quidenham hospice, which is run by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Their care service includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, well-being activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.

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