Duchess of Cambridge becomes EACH patron

5 January 2012, 08:18 | Updated: 5 January 2012, 09:06

It has been confirmed that The Duchess of Cambridge is now Royal patron of East Anglian's Children's Hospice.

The news comes after the Royal embarked on researching into charitable causes and organisations back in September 2011. Her research consisted of meetings at St. James’s Palace and private visits to a number of sites.

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

EACH offers a range of services that includes: short break care, specialist play activities, music  therapy, hydrotherapy, parent and sibling groups, care at end of life and bereavement support for all family members.

Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said: “EACH is honoured and extremely proud to have The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron.

“Having our work recognised in this way is not only a tribute to our staff and supporters, but a huge boost for the children, young people and families receiving our care and support.

Supporting charities is one of many important roles for the new addition of the monarchy to undertake now. The Duchess's patronage can help promote and highlight the profile of good causes both locally and nationally.

“The Duchess’s support will help us increase the awareness and understanding of the full range of services we offer children and families, and really celebrates the great work being done by all children’s hospices across the UK.