Duchess of Cambridge The Nook Garden
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DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE PLANTS A GARDEN FOR THE NOOK

During Children’s Hospice Week The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) since 2012, joined families to plant a garden for The Nook, in Framlingham Earl, United Kingdom, one of EACH’s purpose-built hospices.

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The Duchess arrived at The Nook.

Marking the end of Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess met with families and staff from EACH’s care and facilities teams to thank them for the incredible work that they do.

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Catherine of Cambridge meets Sonny Saunders and his family.

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Organised by the United Kingdom charity Together for Short Lives, Children’s Hospice Week 2020 celebrates and raise vital funds for the UK’s 54 children’s hospices.



The Duchess talked with Sonny Saunders (left) and his family, mother Kelly, father Jordan and sister Star. Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive brain tumour, shortly after his sixth birthday in February.

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Using plants bought during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre last week, The Duchess worked alongside an EACH volunteer gardener and a family to plant a garden that will provide enjoyment for children and families.

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The lovely patio garden features plants such as lavender, bay and rosemary and also contains strawberry plants, herbs, geraniums and hydrangeas in a calming lilac colour scheme.

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Duchess of Cambridge helps to pot plants and herbs.

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Throughout the pandemic EACH has continued to deliver end of life and emergency crisis care as well as bereavement support.

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Her Royal Highness kept her promise to plant a sunflower in memory of Fraser Delf, who died aged nine at an EACH’s hospice in Milton near Cambridge in January.



The Duchess also recorded a message to all children’s hospices and the families they support. Here is that message, along with a chance to see some of her visit to The Nook.

“This Children’s Hospice Week, I’d like to thank the amazing staff for all the work that you do in children’s hospices around the UK. The care and the nurture that you provide children and families in the most unimaginable circumstances is just awe inspiring. “I’d also like to pay tribute to all those families out there who are caring for and looking after a child with a life-limiting illness. You do the most extraordinary job and I know it’s particularly hard at the moment so my thoughts go out to you all.”

The Duchess of Cambridge


Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess wore a new midi dress by Faithfull the Brand, The Marie-Louise Midi Dress Nefeli Floral. The label created in 2012 in Bali, Indonesia by two friends.

She finished off her look with her Russell and Bromley COCO-NUT Ankle Strap Espadrilles in Nude and her Accessorize Twisted Circle Drop Earrings.

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Accessorize Twisted Circle Drop Earrings.

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She also wore a bracelet given to her by Sonny Saunders.



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