IPSWICH, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton paid a visit to Ipswich's Treehouse Children's Hospice Wednesday to show support for Britain's Children's Hospice Week.
The 32-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is the royal patron of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). In a statement from her visit, Middleton said that "around the clock support" for children receiving palliative care "is crucial."
"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."
Children's Hospice Week, which runs from June 13th to the 20th, looks to raise awareness and funds for "for children with life-limiting conditions" and the hospices that shelter them.
"It has been wonderful to see the fantastic public support for Children's Hospice Week over the last few days," Middleton said. "Please continue supporting your local children's hospice in whatever way you can."