Screenshot of the video call. Clockwise from top left: The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, Clare Periton - Helen & Douglas House, Eddie Farwell - Children's Hospice South West, The Delf Family - supported by East Anglia Children's Hospice

The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge have hosted a joint video call with three of their respective children’s hospice Patronages to mark this year’s Children’s Hospice Week. 


Their Royal Highnesses were joined by:

  • Eddie Farwell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Children’s Hospice South West, of which The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron;
  • Clare Periton, Chief Executive of Helen & Douglas House, of which The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron; and
  • The Delf Family, a recently bereaved family whose son received end-of-life care at East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), of which The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron

The Duchess of Cornwall, commending the work of children’s hospices at this difficult time said:

We’d like to thank everybody that works for hospices across the UK for the incredible job you do and allowing families to treasure their moments together.

The Duchess of Cambridge described the work of children's hospices "extraordinary", adding:

It’s a credit to the staff that they can provide the environment, the nurturing space for those families to help them go through long or short term care. It’s really awe-inspiring.

Children’s Hospice Week 2020, organised by the UK charity, Together for Short Lives, takes place between 22 - 28 June to celebrate and raise vital funds for the UK’s 54 children’s hospices.