East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) provides care and support to children with life-threatening conditions and their families. They have facilities in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk and also provide in-home care. Their services include day care in the home or in their hospices, various types of therapies and play, and symptom, spiritual, and emergency support. EACH’s mission is to help children and their families cope with the “emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most out of life.”
Kate officially became the Royal Patron of EACH in January 2012. She chose to patron EACH because of her interest in art, outdoor activity, and children’s wellness. Since EACH has programs focusing on both art therapy and specialist play, it is a perfect fit. On March 19, 2012, Kate formally opened the Treehouse hospice in Ipswich in an event that included a tour and a public address. She has also helped EACH in making contact with a hospice in Malaysia, with whom EACH wants to develop services. Her latest events with EACH include a video release for Children’s Hospice Week, asking for support of various hospices on April 27 and a visit to the Naomi House (an EACH facility) on April 29. EACH holds a special place in our hearts here at WWKD as we recently participated in a fundraiser for EACH and helped raise $912.45!