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Kate Middleton Releases Touching Message in Support of Children's Hospice Week

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Kate Middleton's work is never done.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who has been a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices for years, recently visited its Treehouse center to meet patients and learn more about EACH's day-to-day operations. On Thursday, the 32-year-old released a statement in support of 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," Prince William's wife said. "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," she added. "Please continue supporting your local children's hospice in whatever way you can."

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Treehouse has six bedrooms for children, as well as accommodation for families to use for overnight stays. It also offers a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room and outdoor play equipment.

Children's Hospice Week kicked off June 13 and ends June 20.

"As our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness has really helped put children's hospice services in the UK at the forefront of people's minds and allowed us to demonstrate the full and flexible range of services families can benefit from 24/7," EACH chief executive Graham Butland said in a statement. "The very active role The Duchess plays, both publicly and in private, is considerable and much appreciated by our staff, volunteers and of course the children, young people and families using our services."

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Middleton is also a supporter of children's charities Action on Addiction, The Art Room and Place2Be.

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