“Incredibly open” Kate Middleton “creates truly precious memories for families struggling with grief” during her visits to the hospices, according to the executive director of one of her sponsors.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, who currently lives in her country, retiring Anmer Hall with her husband Prince William and their three children, visited the East Anglia children’s Nook (each) The Nook last week.
Now the organization’s CEO, Tracey Rennie, has revealed how “very eager to come and visit the hospice for a while” and how the staff were “blown away” by the plants and flowers that she had brought to create a new garden at the hospice.
Tracey told the Heirpod podcast that the royal’s visit had a real impact on the families of the hospice, saying, “She’s always been the same, she’s been incredibly friendly, incredibly open and caring.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has been hailed by the CEO of her sponsorship, each Anglia Children’s Hospices, as “incredibly caring and friendly”
“She is quite comfortable talking to a family with a child who has a really deep disability with a child with a brother and sister who could run, or even a newly bereaved family who still accepts a dying child.
“She always has a really positive impact on the conversation she has with families, and they will never forget it for the rest of their lives.
“Unbeknownst to her, she creates truly precious memories for families.”
Tracey revealed how she first met the Duchess’ many years ago ‘, explaining:’ It really started with the Duchess who just wanted to know more about children’s hospices and child care
Hospice CEO Tracey Rennie spoke about Kate Middleton’s recent visit to The Nook in Norfolk, and said it was “her idea to help with gardening”
“She came to meet families and staff, in a very informal and very private way. It was just great.
She said that she had always been struck by the personality of the king, saying, “Even then, her care and compassion, her understanding of who we are and the needs of families, the way she interacted with children and staff, never left me from day one. ‘
Tracey went on to say that the royal’s last visit required “a lot of planning” due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
She explained, “I know the Duchess has been willing to come and see us for a while, but we had to wait until it was the right time to do so. “
The CEO added that Kate helps “feel comfortable” speaking with bereaved families or children with severe disabilities
The CEO added that it was “Kate’s idea to help with gardening” in the installation, saying, “They floated this idea before us, which we thought was great.
“She asked us what we might like, we asked for different colors, textures, smells, something we can use.
Tracey added, “We were blown away by what she brought.
“I went to the Nook today, over a week later, and it looks beautiful, really beautiful.
Tracey explained how, after giving the king a “brief” on what to buy, the staff were “blown away” by the plants and flowers that Kate had brought to create a new outdoor space at The Nook (photo , Kate shopping for plants and herbs) for the hospice garden at the Fakenham Garden Center)
Meanwhile, the CEO added that the Duchess has said that she wants to stay up to date on how the hospice is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “She said we would keep in touch with her, she is really interested to see how things go. “
The Duchess of Cambridge has been the royal patron of children’s hospices in East Anglia since 2012.
During last week’s visit, she worked alongside a volunteer gardener, staff and two families to help create a new horticultural design for a large patio.
Kate wore a dress at £ 180, the first one she wore from the Indonesian ethical company Faithfull the Brand, paired with new tanned briefs Russell and Bromley at £ 135 for her visit.
The Duchess has been a patron of the Hospices pour enfants d’East Anglia since 2012 and has regularly visited the establishment since (photo, during a visit in November 2019)
The royal used plants purchased during a visit last week to the Fakenham Garden Center near her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk to help create the garden for The Nook.
East Anglia children’s hospices care for children and young people with life-threatening illnesses in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and support their families.
Their care service includes specialized nursing, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellness activities, therapies, counseling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, youth and the whole family.
After a five-year public call to raise £ 10 million and two years of construction work, the charity Hospice EACH has now welcomed children, youth and families to The Nook, a specially designed hospice in Framingham Earl near Norwich.