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Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis 9am - 12pm
14 November 2014, 10:11
The Duchess of Cambridge will be launching a campaign to bring a £10million new children's hospice to Norfolk.
Kate - who is the Royal Patron for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) - will attend the launch event at the Norfolk Showground on Tuesday 25th November.
The campaign is aiming to raise money for a new centre in Framingham Earl to replace the current one in Quidenham.
The event will see hundreds of guests coming together to learn more about the appeal. It has been organised to bring together people from all walks of life across Norfolk and beyond including individuals, businesses, charitable trusts, schools and community and voluntary groups.
Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said: "We're really excited about the launch event as we've been working on this project for a long time behind the scenes and it'll be great to finally share our vision publicly.
"Everyone at EACH is honoured and extremely proud to have The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron and delighted that Her Royal Highness will be attending the launch event on November 25th.
"The Duchess's support continues to help us increase awareness and understanding of the care and support we provide, and in this instance, to highlight the need for a new children's hospice in the heart of Norfolk.
"We'd like to thank everyone involved in the project so far. We're over the first hurdle in gaining planning permission, but we've now got the challenge of encouraging the good people of Norfolk and beyond to help us raise the funds needed to build and equip the new hospice."