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Duchess of Cambridge opens new Nook with E.A.C.H.

The Duchess of Cambridge met with families and children who are helped by EACH during the opening of the new Nook. Photo: Toby Melville

After launching a public fundraising campaign to create the Nook with East Anglicans Children's Hospices (EACH) in 2014, the Duchess of Cambridge returned to open the new state of the art facility EACH Nook in Norfolk. EACH was one of the Duchess of Cambridge's first patronages after joining the Royal Family in 2011 and she has remained active in their work both privately and publicly.

Catherine spoke with children outside of the new state of the art facility. Photo: PA

The new Nook will change families lives as it offers the very best children's hospice care. The new building includes a sensory room, hydrotherapy pool and a music studio to offer kids with life limiting conditions the therapy they require as well as the freedom to enjoy themselves. Catherine spoke with families whose children receive care from EACH and learned about the struggles of having a child with life limiting conditions as well as how EACH helps them through therapy care and community.

For the Duchess, EACH is not only special because it was one of her first patronages and the nook was one of her first massive projects, but she also gave her first public speech at an EACH event in 2012. Catherine spoke again at the opening of EACH, paying tribute to the vital work they do each and everyday. She also enlisted the help of some of the children to unveil an official plaque.

The Duchess of Cambridge was joined on stage by some children who helped her unveil a plaque to officially open the Nook. Photo: Victoria Howard

The facility not only provides excellent care to children, but affords parents the chance to spend quality time with their other children or just get a full nights sleep. The community is also crucial for many families since having a child with severe medical conditions is a full time job that is often physically and mentally exhausting for parents and siblings.

The Cambridge's will likely begin their Christmas Holiday in the coming weeks. We can expect to see both the Duke and Duchess at the Tusk Awards on 21st November but appearances will likely begin to slow down until the new year afterwards. xx

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