Kate Middleton marks Children’s Hospice Week by writing heartfelt letter to families of ‘children with life-limiting conditions’

Children’s Hospice Week runs from May 23 to May 29, and seeks to raise awareness of children with life-shortening conditions and the help offered by hospices and palliative care providers to their families.

The 34-year-old royal has been the Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices since 2012.

“Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life, but for those caring for children with life limiting conditions, even this simple act can prove to be incredibly challenging. The practical realities of providing round-the-clock care mean even activities that so many of us take for granted can be just too complicated,” Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s mother wrote.

“The amazing, and life changing support provided by children’s hospices and palliative care charities across the U.K. offers a lifeline to families under incredible pressure. This support gives these families the space they need to simply spend time together, which is so important in the most difficult times imaginable,” the letter also read.

Last year as well, Catherine penned an emotional letter to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

The Duchess had a “huge impact” in helping children with life-limiting conditions, according to the chief executive of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Graham Butland, who talked last year with People magazine about the royal’s support to this charity.

“We were delighted when she became our patron because of the impact that it would have on EACH directly – and that continues,” Butland told People magazine. “The fact is, she has just raised the profile both nationally and internationally of children’s palliative care.”