Sarah, Duchess of York backs Julia's House during Children's Hospice Week

Sarah, Duchess of York backs Julia's House during Children's Hospice Week

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:16pm 24th June 2020.

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The Duchess has shown her support for the Wiltshire charity, in her role as one of their patrons (photos from 2018).

Sarah Ferguson has been working with Julia's House children's hospice since November 2018. 

That followed a visit to their site near Devizes, where she met children with life limiting conditions and their families.

Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson at Julias House Childrens Hospice in Devizes October 2018
Sarah, Duchess of York visited Julia's House at the end of 2018

Now, as it's Children's Hospice Week, the Duchess of York has used her social media to highlight the cause: 

Julia's House have also responded to her support by saying: 

"Thank you so much for your support @SarahTheDuchess, it means the world to our families during this time. Hope to arrange another story time with you once this is all over!"

WHAT IS CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK? 

The campaign is being led by Together for Short Lives, the umbrella organisation for all of the children's hospices in the UK.

It's aimed at raising awareness of their work, providing respite and palliative care to young people.

The week, which runs until 28th June, is also a push to increase fundraising for the charities, many of which get very little support from the NHS.

Julia's House Wiltshire 3 (credit Simon Ward)
Julia's House relies heavily on public donations to help them carry out their work - and has suffered a drop in income during the Covid-19 outbreak

OTHER HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT

Children's Hospice Week has been getting support from all sorts of famous faces, including Health Secretary Matt Hancock:

The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge made a joint video call to children's hospices to show their appreciation:

Popstar Louise Redknapp has shown her support: 

England and Chelsea footballer Mason Mount is even holding a charity auction in support of children's hospices: 

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